Participant After Dark






Please join us for a celebration of our 16th anniversary, and the culmination of Breaking Wave, a benefit exhibition and Paddle8 auction for Participant Inc.

Bidding closes at 9pm.

Birthday toasts from Ron Athey, Lizzi Bougatsos, Cy Gavin, Baseera Khan, M Lamar, Narcissister, and more…

Birthday cakes by Miss Behave, KJ Freeman, Nash Glynn, Laura Parnes, Sheri Pasquerella, Kembra Pfahler, Jordan Strafer, and more…

Address: 253 E Houston Street, NY 10002

Breaking Wave: Stephen Andrews, Michel Auder, Itziar Barrio, F.P. Boué, Lizzi Bougatsos, Robert Boyd, Matthew Brannon, Kathe Burkhart, Jayne County, Vaginal Davis, Kate Finneran, Glen Fogel, ektor garcia, Cy Gavin, Jeffrey Gibson, Neil Goldberg, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Renée Green, K8 Hardy, Baseera Khan, M Lamar, Michael Lazarus, Lovett/Codagnone, Shelley Marlow, Virgil Marti, Nick Mauss, Daniel McDonald, Josephine Meckseper, Glendalys Medina, Felipe Meres, Marilyn Minter, Narcissister, Laura Parnes, Kembra Pfahler, Luther Price, Marja Samsom, Cole Sayer, Kate Shepherd, Tuesday Smillie, Spencer Sweeney, Tabboo! (Stephen Tashjian), Paul Thek, Conrad Ventur, and Rona Yefman 

Also on view: PARTICIPANT past and most recent editions, including Michael Stipe, Jonathan Berger, Vaginal Davis X Rick Owens, Kembra Pfahler, Michelle Handelman, and Glenn Ligon


PARTICIPANT AFTER DARK is a series of benefit events conceived under the influence of the late-night television show Playboy After Dark and iconic gay lifestyle magazine After Dark, featuring music, performance, cocktails, and nightclub fare to reincarnate the late-night party set. Mingle with exceptional guests and contemplate subjects once featured in Ballroom Dance Magazine and its erotic journalistic spin-off, After Dark: scantily-clad males, rumba, and waltz.

All proceeds directly support PARTICIPANT INC's exhibitions and public programs, which seek to address the changing context of alternative arts presenting, and respond responsibly to the diverse practices of artists. Since 2001, PARTICIPANT has supported artists and produced projects that would otherwise not exist in New York City, establishing a context that recognizes the social and cultural value of artistic experimentation. 

IMAGE: Sissy Spacek as Carrie White in Brian De Palma's Carrie, 1976