ALIFE Art Machine

By - February 16th, 2011

There’s a new vending machine at The Hole, but no snacks available. The Hole, an art space at 104 Greene Street in Soho, is host to the ALIFE Art Machine, which serves as a unique interface between art and guests of the venue. The Hole is no stranger to experimental installations; it’s the brainchild of Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman, both former directors at the legendary and now-closed Deitch Projects. ALIFE’s vending machine is a sleek matte white box, and aside from it’s avant garde design, the relation to it’s break room ancestors is clear. Inside are a number of pieces of boxed art and T-shirts, price from $10 to $1200; each is “blind-boxed,” giving purchases extra excitement – the machine is stocked with art from a roster of the most unique and cutting edge artists (Bast, Eric Haze, Goeff McFetridge, Kenny Scharf, Neckface, Romon Yang aka “ROSTARR,” Ryan McGinness, Todd James – and the list goes on and on). The machine is a reminder of ALIFE’s cultural and creative role – something that gets overlooked amid the retail focus. Check out the machine at The Hole, until February 22nd, and more images after the jump.


104 Greene Street | Map
New York, NY 10012
FEBRUARY 10 22nd, 2011
Open 6-9PM


If that was true and you received a $1200 tee shirt that just said Alife on it, then the art would come from the persons feet straight to that blank canvas of a vending machine. From minimal to abstract rage. Haha


imagine if they were blind boxed and blind priced. whatever you select you don't know the price unitl it comes and you have to pay it. for some reason i think that would be funny.