April 7 – 14, 2016
OPENING: Thursday, April 7th from 6-9PM
The Hole is proud to announce an exhibition of Adam Green’s “Aladdin”, a feature-length movie that is a “total artwork”. Immersive painted sets replete with complex painted sculptures will be on view in the main space, while Gallery 3 will feature a ticketed screening of the movie every night at 7PM.
Green has created a remake of the film “Aladdin” set in a bizarre near future where Aladdin is a struggling recording artist and the lamp is a 3D printer. He has written, directed, starred in, created the soundtrack for, and painted and sculpted the film into a mega artwork in 90minutes. Two of the film’s painted sets will be reconstructed in the gallery to walk around in, filled with the odd-ball sculptures and props from the film. The rear gallery is converted into a theater where you can watch “Aladdin” any night of the exhibition at 7pm; all other times will be showing a making-of video.
Made in a warehouse in Red Hook over last summer, the film looks like one of Green’s paintings come to life. The bright colored backdrops, with proliferating eyeballs and blocks and text, are inhabited by props made by Green like a giant camel, a Ferrari, a sad potted plant, all kind of 8bit and off-kilter. The costumes include painted elements, sculpted accessories and lots of lacy white neck ruffs.
The cast of the film brings together a group of diverse artists from Adam’s circle, the genie is (perfectly) played by painter Francesco Clemente, internet-famous Bip Ling plays princess Barbara, Macaulay Culkin is the rebel leader, Alia Shawkat Aladdin’s sister and Natasha Lyonne is Aladdin’s mom. Green in the role of Aladdin is a wise-cracking sad-eyed sort of ingénue that drives the schizo-story of technology, sex and mushrooms.
Also including Nicole LaLiberte, Jack Dishel, Devendra Banhart, Har Mar Superstar, Zoe Kravitz, Yasmin Green, Binki Shapiro, Leo Fitzpatrick, Toby Goodshank, Sophia Lamar, Karley Sciortino, Marcel Castenmiller, Taylor McKimens and many more friends you might recognize as extras in the backgrounds.
For TICKETS: please reserve in person at the gallery or online http://shop.theholenyc.com/
For more information on the exhibition or to see available works please email firstname.lastname@example.org