Who is Vince Aletti?
Vince Aletti was the first person to write about disco, writing a weekly column about disco for the music trade magazine Record World and reporting about early clubs like David Mancuso's Loft for The Village Voice in the late 1970s and 1980s.
In 1998, Aletti was the curator of a highly praised survey exhibition of art and photography called Male, which was followed up in 1999 by Female, both at Wessel + O'Connor Gallery in New York. In conjunction with those shows, he was the co-editor of the Fall 1999 "Male/Female" issue of Aperture, featuring his interview with Madonna, which was later anthologized in Da Capo's Best Music Writing.
In 2000, he was the co-curator of an exhibition called Settings & Players: Theatrical Ambiguity in American Photography at London's White Cube 2 gallery, and the following year he organized a show of Steven Klein's fashion work for the Musée de l'Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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