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By Vikki Law with Kembra Pfahler, Carl George, Edgar Oliver, Bradley Eros, and others who are not clearly credited.
New York: undated
Pages: 28
Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Cover: soft
Binding: staple-bound
Process: photocopy
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

The storied ABC No Rio - a place for radical culture, music, and art - began in all out confrontation when 3 artists, who were a part of a much larger group Colab (short for Colaborative Projects), broke into a city-owned former bus depot on New York's Lower East Side in 1980. The short lived show - The Real Estate Show - they mounted included many artists who made work about the gentrification that was starting to rapidly redefine the neighborhood. The show was closed by the police triggering immediate media attention. This brought out legendary "social sculputure" artist Joseph Beuys, who was in NY at the time, for a visit to support the artists whose work was being held hostage by city cops. Beuys's visit helped to secure the mythological beginning of ABC No Rio. The City of New York gave the current building, at 156 Rivington St., to Colab in exchange for vacating the bus terminal.

This booklet is a chaotic collection of raw texts and recollections from ABC No Rio. This issue focuses on descriptions, ephemera and various accounts of some of the wild, erotic, messy and sometimes downright disturbing and disgusting performances that took place in the space over the years.

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