“This is a party with serious art chops…”
- Claudia LaRocco, New York Times
PUSSY FAGGOT! is New York City’s preeminent alternative queer art party. Encompassing performance art, spoken word, dance, drag, live music, DJs and video art, PUSSY FAGGOT! is fiercely contemporary even as it harks back to the legendary East Village scene of the 80′s and 90′s when art, fashion, performance and club culture collided. Conceived and produced by downtown impresario Earl Dax, the party serves as something of a quarterly mini-festival of queer culture. Featuring an eclectic array of artists representing myriad LGBT communities, PUSSY FAGGOT! succeeds in bringing together “one of the coolest, most uniquely blended crowds around—pussies, faggots, dykes, trannies, you name it.” (Time Out New York)
Internationally, PUSSY FAGGOT! has received festival presentations at Queer Up North in Manchester, UK and Queer Zagreb in Croatia. In April 2012 the PUSSY FAGGOT! European tour traveled to Berlin, Porto, Paris, Dublin, Manchester and London. Back in the United States, the party has been presented everywhere from Philadelphia to New Orleans – and even a rural farm in Tennessee. (Tour support was provided in part through the Museum of Arts and Design’s FUN Fellowship.)
Read more about PUSSY FAGGOT! (called “The Party That Dare Not Speak Its Name”) in the New York Times feature, The Impresario Who’s Keeping the ’80s Spirit Alive Downtown.
* Pictured above (right to left): Designer Impostor, B0DY H1GH, Gio Black Peter and Penny Arcade.