The Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, Sonic Youth—if you missed living in the city in the ’80s and ’90s (or were too young to apprecaite it), Looking at Music 3.0 takes you back to New York’s glory days, when art thrived on city walls, underground clubs, and alternative space. This show, the third in a series that explores the influence of music on contemporary art practices, features about 70 pieces that center around the birth of “remix culture” and the activism that arose in response to the AIDS crisis, the city’s financial problems, and the rampant drug use destroying neighborhoods. Artists included are Public Enemy, Kathleen Hanna and Le Tigre, Keith Haring, Christian Marclay, Lee Quinones, and Miranda July, who founded “Joanie 4 Jackie,” a video chain letter.

Feb. 16-June 6, 2011

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