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Piotr Uklanski

Gavin Brown's enterprise | 620 Greenwich Street

Last November, Piotr Uklanski transformed Gavin Brown’s modest establishment into a simulated disco. With no apologies for his ’70s nostalgia trip, and with an economy of formal means, Uklanski created a backdrop just a few hustle-steps away from a set in Saturday Night Fever.

Uklanski isn’t the only one looking to disco’s glory days. John Travolta has made a triumphant comeback; the Bee Gees were recently honored by the American Music Awards as “International Artists of the Year”; KC and the Sunshine Band’s “That’s The Way I Like It” has been transformed into a commercial jingle for Burger King; and more than a few fashion designers have resurrected leotards and synthetic fabrics in an effort to take us back to those halcyon days. Wisely, Uklanski diffused the nostalgia bomb; rather than blasting the audience with a hit list of period music, he redefined the disco dance-floor in relation

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