• Opening for Meet me in the Bathroom: The Art Show at The Hole

    MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: THE ART SHOW at The Hole.
    MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: THE ART SHOW at The Hole.
    MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: THE ART SHOW at The Hole.
    MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: THE ART SHOW at The Hole.

    The Hole x UTA Artist Space

    MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: THE ART SHOW

    Curated by Hala Matar and Lizzy Goodman

    September 4th – 22nd, 2019

    PR: The Hole is proud to present a thematic exhibition and performance series based on the book by Lizzy Goodman, Meet Me In the Bathroom an oral history of the rebirth of rock and roll in New York from 2001-2011. If the goal of the book, Meet Me in the Bathroom, was to transport the reader to the last era of dirty, druggy, manically joyful New York City, the goal of Meet Me in the Bathroom: The Art Show is to color in the sensory reality of that place. What did it really feel like to be in the birthplace of the American dream as the sun set on the 20th century? Through artworks made by the musicians whose work defined this era, the visual artists who were inspired by those sounds, and the artists whose legacy influenced both – plus performances by the bands themselves – we will generate a portal to the past that also serves as a prologue to the present.

    If the goal of the book, Meet Me in the Bathroom, was to transport the reader to the last era of dirty, druggy, maniacally joyful New York City, the goal of Meet Me in the Bathroom: The Art Show is to color in the sensory reality of that place. What did it feel like to be in the birthplace of the American dream as the sun set on the 20th century?

    Through memorabilia, polaroids, and over 70 artworks made by the musicians whose work defined this era, the visual artists who were inspired by those sounds, and the artists whose legacy influenced both—plus performances by the bands themselves—the exhibition generates a portal to the past that also serves as a prologue to the present.

    The exhibition includes new and archival works by Rita Ackermann, Doug Aitken, Urs Fischer, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Rob Pruitt, and more. They are featured alongside artworks by musicians including Fischerspooner, Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, and Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

    Musicians have contributed noteworthy objects from the time, including Karen O’s battered microphones, Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio’s guitar, and a suitcase emblazoned with band stickers belonging to Lizzi Bougatsos.

    There will be special guest performances and programming throughout the exhibition’s run. Furthermore, a limited edition series of art prints will be available to purchase online and at The Hole in collaboration with Absolut Art, including works by André Saraiva, Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches, and Fischerspooner.

    The exhibition is kindly supported by Vans, Captain Morgan, Lyft, Absolut Art, and AMP Events.

     

    Press release provided by The Hole.

     

    Jamie Martinez

    Jamie Martinez

    Jamie Martinez is the founder/publisher of ARTE FUSE contemporary art platform and the founder/director of The Border Project Space. He is an artist using the concept of triangulation throughout his work. His process involves constructing, deconstructing and fragmenting images, data, and information geometrically into triangulated segments. Follow him @JamieMartinezStudio WWW.JAMIEMARTINEZ.NET

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