April 7th – 14th, 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 papier-mache 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 82 minutes of length. 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 “Adam Green’s Aladdin” any night of the exhibition at 7pm; all other times will be showing a making-of / documentary 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 and Crew 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 (in a genius bit of casting) is played by painter Francesco Clemente, Macaulay Culkin is the leader of a group of rebels, internet-enigma Bip Ling plays the princess, Alia Shawkat plays Aladdin’s sister and Natasha Lyonne Aladdin’s mom, Jack Dishel plays The Sultan and Aladdin’s Uncle Gary, and Green himself in the role of Aladdin is a wise-cracking sad-eyed sort of ingénue that drives the schizo-story of technology, sex and mushrooms.
The cast also includes Nicole LaLiberte, Parker Kindred, Devendra Banhart, Har Mar Superstar, Zoe Kravitz, Michael Cummings, 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/products/adam-green
For more information on the exhibition please email firstname.lastname@example.org