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Artists Space Honors Alan Vega, May 5

10 April 2012

Author : jeanne-salome-rochat

The Board, the team and the Friends of Artists Space announce with great pride that the Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner 2012 will On Saturday, May 5, 2012, 8pm, an event will be held in honor of SB5 contributor legendary artist and musician.

Alan Vega and his band Suicide are widely regarded as the godfathers of “No Wave.” The group’s seminal 1977 album Suicide is cited as an important influence by musicians such as Joy Division, Nick Cave, Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, The Horrors, The Cars, and Bruce Springsteen. Vega studied art in the 1950s under Ad Reinhardt and Kurt Seligman and was involved in the Art Workers Coalition. In 1969 he founded MUSEUM: A Project of Living Artists, an artist-run 24-hour multimedia gallery in Manhattan. Vega’s own artworks consist of light sculptures constructed from electronic debris. Previous honorees include activist and art historian Julie Ault (2010) and filmmaker and choreographer Yvonne Rainer (2011).

This event is held exclusively for the Friends of Artists Space. A limited number of tickets are available. Please contact: to inquire about tickets or how to join the Friends of Artists Space.

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