ONGOING READING & FILM SERIES @ LPV
THE RED COUCH SALON.
The only place to sit at Warhol's Silver Factory was the Red Couch. Originally found on the street by Billy Name, the Red Couch became the hub for long conversation about Art and Revolution. And when the factory was gone, the Red Couch returned to the street. And who knows, it may still be there....
The Red Couch Salon, curated and hosted by Justin Sayre (The Meeting*, Night of a Thousand Judy's) is a monthly reading and art series held at Le Petit Versailles, from June to September.
Like the Red Couch, it is set to provide a meeting place to bring new work and discussions, showcasing the work of emerging and established New York artists, but also become a space for experiments and deep conversations about Art in the changing landscape of New York.
The entire series is dedicated to the Legacy of Poet and Superstar, Taylor Mead.
A COLLECTIVE CINEMA at Le Petit Versailles, 346 East Houston Street
$5 suggested - Rain or shine!
Created in 1973, the Collective for Living Cinema was an outpost of experimental cinema located on White Street in Lower Manhattan. It regularly presented work by filmmakers such as Ken Jacobs, Johan van der Keuken, Yvonne Rainer, Christine Vachon, Dziga Vertov and many others who created films outside of the commercial mainstream. Annette Michelson pointed out that The Collective "attempted to break down distinctions between industrial film and avant-garde film, between films that form part of a classical canon and those which are on the margins or periphery of canonical taste." In the late 1980s, the Collective was forced to move from its 52 White Street location (due to legal and financial issues related to the building's certificate of occupancy and the NYC building codes for motion picture theaters) to a new space across the street. With rising costs, the gentrification of TriBeCa, and the debt incurred in creating a new theater, the Collective closed its doors in the early 1990s.
LPV Events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, Citizens for NYC, The Trust for Public Land, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks,Materials for the Arts, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation, & NYC Board of Education. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.