There are no tie-ins with Versace here, no banners heralding the martini of the moment or meager grants from gutless government agencies, as is usually the case these days when "culture" rears its capital-appreciating head. There is only an empty space framed by stained-glass windows behind a Stanford White facade whose rusticated elegance belies its intentions. This is Judson Memorial Church at Washington Square, where for more than a century the concept of grace has been given bodily dimensions: where immigrant families once found cheap milk; where women found abortion referrals back when that was a crime; and where, for the past 40 years, artists... More >>>
By Robin Holland
Judsonistas Yvonne Rainer (left), Larry Miller, Allison Knowles, John Hendricks, and Wendy Perron surround Al Carmines.