Coraggio in the Press

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September 21 2015

It might not be “press”—as it is on an art gallery website—but it’s a very good article by Michael Carter, whose bio on The New Museum's website reads as follows:

Michael Carter is a poet, writer, performer, and cultural critic, living in New York City. From 1982–92, he was the editor and publisher of the quintessentially East Village literary and arts journal/zine Redtape, and from 1988 to 2003 he was codirector of the MWF Video Club. His poetry and fiction have been published in many magazines and anthologies, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Up Is Up, But So Is Down: NY’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, and From A Terrace in Prague. He is the author of two books of poems, Broken Noses and Metempsychoses (Fly By Night Press, 1996) and On Bolus Head (Cill Rialaig/En Garde Books, 2012)—poems and prints in collaboration with artist Brian Gormley. He was also lyricist and vocalist for the performance/rock band The Vacuum Bag (1985–96).

Click here to read the article in full on the Internet Archive (the Elena Ab gallery site is no more).

It might not be “press”—as it is on an art gallery website—but it’s a very good article by Michael Carter, whose bio on The New Museum's website reads as follows:

Michael Carter is a poet, writer, performer, and cultural critic, living in New York City. From 1982–92, he was the editor and publisher of the quintessentially East Village literary and arts journal/zine Redtape, and from 1988 to 2003 he was codirector of the MWF Video Club. His poetry and fiction have been published in many magazines and anthologies, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Up Is Up, But So Is Down: NY’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992, and From A Terrace in Prague. He is the author of two books of poems, Broken Noses and Metempsychoses (Fly By Night Press, 1996) and On Bolus Head (Cill Rialaig/En Garde Books, 2012)—poems and prints in collaboration with artist Brian Gormley. He was also lyricist and vocalist for the performance/rock band The Vacuum Bag (1985–96).

Click here to read the article in full on the Internet Archive (the Elena Ab gallery site is no more).


May 13 2000

A funky art blog from May 2000, it shows a head shot of Coraggio (rightmost image of the triptych), whom the author refers to as “Linus Coragio [sic], metal sculptor extrardinaire [sic],” and describes a recent sculptural furniture piece of Coraggio’s along with other art activity in the East Village amongst the glitterati and intelligentsia.

This was during a 3-year period Coraggio had his studio in the backyard of Deepdale Gallery (where he also showed regularly) on the then very un-gentrified east end of Ludlow Street.

“It still smelled like fish from the Chinese packing storefronts,” recalls Coraggio.

A funky art blog from May 2000, it shows a head shot of Coraggio (rightmost image of the triptych), whom the author refers to as “Linus Coragio [sic], metal sculptor extrardinaire [sic],” and describes a recent sculptural furniture piece of Coraggio’s along with other art activity in the East Village amongst the glitterati and intelligentsia.

This was during a 3-year period Coraggio had his studio in the backyard of Deepdale Gallery (where he also showed regularly) on the then very un-gentrified east end of Ludlow Street.

“It still smelled like fish from the Chinese packing storefronts,” recalls Coraggio.


May 1 1985

A plug from The New Common Good for this 1985 art show featuring—and curated by—Coraggio.


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