Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Revisit King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut starting today at the Whitney

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From the mid 1980s to the early 1990s, the southeast corner of Avenue A and Seventh Street was home to King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut (now the Niagara … and from 1981-1984, A7).

It was here at the bar where the performance duo Dancenoise (Anne Iobst and Lucy Sexton) organized a weekly performance series.

And starting today the duo is getting the museum treatment. Let's head to the preview piece in the Times from Sunday for more:

In “Dancenoise: Don’t Look Back,” Wednesday through Sunday, the Whitney Museum of American Art celebrates these two collaborators with programming that includes a new performance, an installation, film screenings and a reimagining of King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut ... Tom Berry, who originally designed the Wah Wah Hut’s ever-changing décor, will construct it in the lobby of the Whitney’s theater.

From the looks of it at the Whitney website, the show performances are all sold out. However, the installation is open daily for viewing. And there's also the film and video screenings on Sunday. Head to the Whitney website for times and everything.

If you're on Facebook, then you can see more ephemeral on the King Tut's Wah Wah Hut group page right here

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Previously on EV Grieve:
The amazing murals inside King Tut's Wah Wah Hut


Anonymous said...

Another bunch who sold out.

Sammy said...

King Tut's, Pyramid, Aztec, The World, I miss those days.

Gojira said...

I still miss that place.

Anonymous said...

King Tut's was a place in that part of the E. Vill. which was about creative diversion, without seeming theme-parky or derivative like places like this do now. The EV had the so-called "old-man" and basic neighborhood bars, but also clubs designed and run by artists. They were all a part of a contiuum, however, though places like Tut's extenuated from the bar world into the art world. On a night out with friends, I'd be at Vazac's, then Tut's, then the Pyramid, then Joe's Bar (on East Sixth) meeting dancers, film makers, artists, and musicians along the way.

IzF said...

That place was so cute/cool.