When: April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Collapsable Hole, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
- Gothic coupling (the ultimate date night for those who come in costume):$250
Additional donation levels and perks available. Tickets at the door cost $100 for artists and $200 for individuals.
Good news readers! If you’re one of the next 50 people to buy a ticket to the Art F City Goth Benefit, you get a limited edition t-shirt out of the deal. This isn’t any ordinary t-shirt. We worked with designer Phillip Niemeyer to produce this design, which pairs the famous logo of the Bauhaus School of Design—later, appropriated and popularized by the goth band, Bauhaus, with the Art F City Goth Opera logo. Perfectly balanced, this design represents the brave spareness within the best Modernist work, with the courage imbued within goth culture and the art world at large. But act fast. There are only 50 t-shirts and they won’t be available for long.
Whether Bauhaus has been on your playlist since before iTunes existed or you’re a black-lipstick virgin, the April 18th Art F City Goth Benefit is an event for you. The more black you wear, the better your night.
We’re deadly serious. Those who come coupled, and in full goth garb will receive a $50 discount. Show up at the door together, and we’ll hand cuff you for an additional $25. We’re not going so far as to offer neck leashes, but anyone who has had a rib removed for better corset shaping gets in for free.
That’s important because we want the setting to be dark and romantic for Joseph Keckler, who will perform a 20 minute set of some of his greatest goth opera masterpieces. (Get your stage side table ticket for two, for the full date night experience.) It will be a show you won’t forget. While there, artist and Instagram star Sean Fader and crew will take your photo and print it out for you.
Coming to this event should feel good. It means supporting Art F City, one of New York’s most storied online publications—a brave voice in these challenging times, unafraid to take hard positions and lay out what’s at stake. And ultimately it’s this sensibility that’s driving this event. It’s not just that the goth aesthetic has taken over the art world (though it has), but that goth culture, with all its sensitivity, with all its courage, is what’s needed. Surely that’s something to celebrate.
Art F City is a 501c3 and non-profit registered in the State of New York. Your donations are 100 percent tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Chair: Marisa Sage.
Committee: Robin Cembalest, Meryl Cooper, Nicholas Cueva, Matthew Deleget, Amanda Devereux, Robert Dimin, Purdy Eaton, Carla Gannis, Sarah Landreth, Matthew Leifheit, Elissa Levy, Lisa Levy, Danielle Mysliwiec, Kelani Nichole, Marsha Owett, Paul Skiff, Michelle Vitelle, Jaimie Warren, Jessica Wessel, Helena Willner.
Co-chairs: Danielle Mysliwiec and Paddy Johnson.
Committee: Joshua Abelow, Tim Doud, Marc Handelman, Rod Malin, David McBride, Adrianne Rubenstein, and Jessica Wessel.
Promo image: Jaimie Warren