I arrived in the East Village at the very beginning of the 90's when the epic days of art and experimentation were just winding down. Nonetheless, I could tell that there had been a substantial shift in the art world there and that NYC would never be the same. Club 57, a no-budget venue for music and film, was located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 Saint Marks Place. It was the epicenter of a counterculture fueled by low rent, the Reagan presidency, and a hankering for experimentation. Today the world of Club 57 continues to thrive in the consciousness of those who lived it or wished they did. Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village is new exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, the first of its kind to pay examine the impact of this alternative space. Now through April 1, 2018 at MoMA.