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Max Wolf, Mel Chin, Mark Flood

Hollywood + Art World Celebrate Melrose Place With The GALA Committee

Last night, the secret art of Melrose Place was revealed at Red Bull Studios New York. Artist Mel Chin and the GALA Committee celebrated TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995-1997 and the history of Melrose Place alongside exhibition curator Max Wolf, and celebrities and artists Rose McGowan, Petra Collins, Chloe Wise, Ryder Ripps, and Melrose Place producer Frank South.

 

Max Wolf, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryder Ripps
Max Wolf, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryder Ripps, Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com

 

TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995-1997 is the first comprehensive New York presentation of In the Name of the Place, a covert conceptual artwork deployed by the GALA Committee on primetime television show Melrose Place from 1995 to 1997.

 

Mel Chin, Rose McGowan, Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com
Mel Chin, Rose McGowan, Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com

 

The story goes that in 1995, artist Mel Chin and a group of artists, teachers, and students also known as the GALA Committee, selected Aaron Spelling’s Melrose Place as the site for one of the most elaborate and well orchestrated collaborations in contemporary art and television history. Together they replaced props with site-specific art objects on the set of the hit TV show.

 

The exhibition, which features over 100 art works positioned on “sets” from Melrose Place and yes a pool, opens this Friday, September 30th.

 

TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995-1997
September 30 – November 27, 2016
Red Bull Studios New York, 220 W. 18th St, NYC

 

Photos// Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com