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Arto Lindsay

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Arto Lindsay (b. 1953) has stood at the intersection of music and art for more than four decades. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave. As a member of the Lounge Lizards, he collaborated with John Lurie to create intensely subversive pop music. As bandleader for the Ambitious Lovers, he developed a new hybrid of American and Brazilian music. Throughout his career, Lindsay has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Rodney Graham, Marc Ribot, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. In conjunction with his forthcoming career retrospective album and the New Museum exhibition “Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989,” Lindsay will perform selections from his entire career.

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This program is made possible, in part, through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

“Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989” is presented as part of the Bowery Artist Tribute.

The Bowery Artist Tribute is made possible by an endowment established by Hermine and David Heller.

Exhibition support for “Come Closer” is generously provided, in part, by the Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Fund.

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