Midnight Mass Exhibition
OPEN MARCH 17TH - APRIL 9TH
FRIDAY - SUNDAY 12 - 6PM
56 BOGART STREET
Highlighting three artists, based on separate continents, the “Midnight Mass” exhibition looks to explore and capture the essence and power of booming underground club scenes globally. A romanticization of these social spaces saturated with human connection, self-expression, recklessness and flamboyancy through performance, drama, dance, and music. “Midnight Mass” celebrates our human quest to satisfy a need for pleasure while recognizing how deeply spiritual, primitive and tribal these experiences can be. It also recognizes the influence of these scenes on both fashion and identity.
Cities, Scenes + Artists
BERLIN / Felix Scheinberger
00's - Now (Techno/House)
“Berghain and KitKat Club come with a strict no photos policy, but Felix has found a colorful solution for documenting what's behind Berlin's toughest doors” - i-D Mag
Original sketchbooks, illustrations and screen prints will be exhibited.
RIO DE JANEIRO / Vincent Rosenblatt
2005 - Now (Bailes Funk) Whilst working as a photojournalist, Vincent has documented the underground scene of Bailes Funk and urban fringe culture in Brazil.
Prints from his “Funk Body” and “Rio Baile Funk! Favela Rap” series will be exhibited.
NYC / Frank Rispoli
77' - 84' (New Wave)
Documenting NYC’s club scenes for several decades, Frank “becomes a collaborator, recording the performance of sexuality desire and identity as it plays out on the stage of night and street life.” A selection of his portraits of women via their shoes, as well as his “Meat Market” series, will be on show.
What started as just a hobby, this will in fact be the first time Rispoli is exhibiting any part of his extensive archive of work.