Event

Martin Beck: Last Night

Sb 0157 V2 B File Sm

Archived Event

No Longer Showing.

Last Night is based on the 118 songs played by New York musical host David Mancuso on June 2, 1984, at one of the last parties of the 99 Prince Street location of his seminal New York dance party, the Loft. The film shows each record played that night in sequence, from beginning to end, on a vintage turntable in a domestic atmosphere. The complete progression of songs lasts approximately thirteen hours, offering an intimate sonic journey that mirrors a particular night at a particular moment in time.

Beginning on Valentine’s Day, 1970, Mancuso regularly hosted dance parties at his home on 647 Broadway and, after the mid ’70s, at 99 Prince Street. (The first was famously titled “Love Saves the Day.”) What came to be known as the “Loft parties” were unique in their combination of communal atmosphere and high-quality sound, centered around music and dancing. The Loft became a legendary blueprint after which many celebrated disco-era New York clubs tried to model themselves. The Loft parties, however, retained their intimacy through being invitation-only with no commercial agenda. Curated by Tim Griffin.

March 22, 12-6pm (soft opening)
March 23, 11am-6pm
March 24, 11am-1am
March 25, 11am-1am

Closing night reception Saturday, March 25, 9-11pm

K 3

K 8

K 11

K 6

K 7

Photos by Jason Mandella

Martin Beck: Last Night is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Film still from Martin Beck's Last Night, 2016.

The Kitchen Blog

Christopher K. Ho, Cx888, 2018

From Our Artists: Recent Projects Online

Apr 17 2020

In an effort to support our artists during this moment in which concerts, exhibitions, album releases, book launches, and other events are cancelled or postponed, The Kitchen is compiling weekly selections of projects that you can engage with from home. Each week, we’ll highlight a Kitchen artist...Read On

Postcard Memoryscan Copy

From the Archives: koosil-ja

May 21 2020

“From the Archives” is a series that spotlights The Kitchen’s history. As a complement to our Archive Website, these posts offer focused reflections on the artists, exhibitions, events, and institutional practices that have defined and shaped The Kitchen since its founding in 1971. This From t...Read On

Photo Jansen A Short History Of Mirrors Mc Adams Banner

Oral History: JoAnn Fregalette Jansen

May 15 2020

As The Kitchen approaches its 50th anniversary in 2021, we have been working to expand the collective understanding of our institution’s history by organizing a series of public conversations among artists who have presented work at the institution across the decades. Alongside these public progr...Read On

Read More on The Kitchen's Blog