Abstract

For 21 years, Mark Russell served as the Artistic Director of Performance Space 122 , the New York institution hailed as the mecca of downtown experimental art. Russell looks back on the nascent years of P.S. 122 , discussing his desire to “serve” the experimental performance community, often navigating the “ecology” on the artists' behalf and helping to further their careers. Artists' profiles, images by photographer Dona Ann McAdams, and Russell's short reflection on both the new direction of P.S. 122 and his own life give a multidimensional look at this East Village landmark and the impresario who put it on the artistic map of New York City.

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