‘Meet Me in the Bathroom: The Art Show’ features works by YYYS, Strokes, Interpol members & more
Meet Me in the Bathroom, Lizzy Goodman‘s oral history of the early-’00s NYC rock rennaissance that gave us The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, TV on the Radio and more, has now inspired an art exhibition. Curated by Hala Matar and Goodman, Meet Me in the Bathroom: The Art Show will be on display from September 4-22 at The Hole (312 Bowery). Here’s the description:
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.
The exhibition will feature work from Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Paul Banks (Interpol), Fabrizio Moretti and Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Dave Sitek and Tunde Adebimpe of TVOTR, Brian Degraw and Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance, Luke Jenner (The Rapture), Fischerspooner, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Roman Coppola, Doug Aitken, Richard Kern, Spencer Sweeney, Adam Green, Eric Copeland (Black Dice), Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt), Alison Mosshart (The Kills), and more.
There’s an opening reception on September 4 from 6-9 PM and you can RSVP for that by emailing MEETME@culturalcounsel.com. Meet Me in the Bathroom: The Art Show is organized by UTA Artist Space and The Hole and presented by Vans.
Meet Me in the Bathroom is also being turned into a documentary series.