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Recurring Event Body Music: A Celebration of 80s NY Club Culture

Close-up view of a woman’s face with her hand touching her neck against a blue and yellow background.

Richard Bernstein, Lisa Bonet, April 1987
© 2022 The Estate of Richard Bernstein / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Join us for the opening celebration of the exhibition Andy Warhol’s Social Network featuring music collective Axel F. (DJs Adrian Loving, Jahsonic, and Smi) and music ranging from Warhol’s days at Studio 54, Area, The Palladium, Mudd Club, and the Paradise Garage. A video installation curated by Adrian Loving featuring classic images from 1980s New York club culture, clips from Warhol’s TV series Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes, and Interview magazine covers will be on view throughout the evening.

Enjoy a taste of 80s club culture music by Axel F. here.

About Axel F.
Conceived in 2011 by a team of curious DJs including Jahsonic (Jamil Hamilton) and Adrian Loving, Axel F. pays tribute to their coming-of-age by presenting the best in rare and classic music from the 70s and 80s. Billed as Jheri Curl Funk, Champagne Soul, and Lazer Boogie, this DJ tag team skillfully combines dance music, slow jams, and special edit productions together with a mash-up of themed video projections to stir up nostalgia from the party crowd.

  • Doors open at 8 p.m.
  • This performance is primarily standing room only. Limited seating is available upon advance request. We are committed to offering inclusive, engaging experiences for people of all abilities. To request accommodations to enhance your visit, please contact access@warhol.org or call 412.237.8354.
  • Masking is optional for this performance.