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Shawn Kolodny Presents Fake Fulfillment Center, a Solo Exhibition for Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

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New York Based Artist Explores Humanity's Battle with Fulfillment in Provocative Immersive Exhibition

MIAMI, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York-based artist Shawn Kolodny has announced the debut of his provocative and immersive solo exhibition Fake Fulfillment Center, popping up in Miami for the 2017 iteration of Art Basel Miami Beach. Fake Fulfillment Center will officially open at the Boulan South Beach at 220 21st St, on Wednesday, December 6th and remain open through Sunday, December 10th.

Fake Fulfillment Center is a 5000-square-foot immersive art installation that confronts the reality of modern addiction in a manner that is both social and playful while remaining thoughtful. Fake Fulfillment Center is an exploration of the ways in which our society's need to display status, wealth and class has formed into dependence. Fake Fulfillment Center, like all of Kolodny's works, has been shaped by the artist's own personal battles with status seeking and drugs.

"In my experience, addiction is not always as it seems; the whole premise is shifty and the promise is fake."  Said Shawn Kolodny "This immersive exhibition takes guests on a trip through reality, and I hope it evokes some self-exploration around our addictions and the notion of fake fulfillment associated with them."

Combining art from Kolodny's latest series, Fake Fulfillment Center guides guests through a handful of multi-sensory rooms, inducing an interactive search for the cause of one's personal void. Guests of the exhibition will enter through a "pharmacy" located on 21st street where they begin their exploratory experience by donning lab coats. Traveling through a series of social media friendly, larger-than-life vignettes including vintage vials emanating bubbles, a majestic forest of luminescent IV bags and a room of reflection inviting participants to become part of the exhibit - this dark twist of playgrounds is an exhibit not to be missed.

The exhibit is open from 11AM - 6PM daily and entry is limited to groups of 20 at a time. Single and group reservations can be made now at FakeFulfillmentCenter.splashthat.com.

About Shawn Kolodny
Shawn Kolodny (born 1971) is an American artist, living and working in Manhattan, New York and Miami, Florida. Kolodny received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Syracuse University in 1994 and his MBA from Stern School of Business in 2010.

Shawn Kolodny has emerged with one of the most provocative and discussed series of the year. Drawing from a life spent amongst substance, addiction and materialism, as the owner and operator of the world's most prominent nightclubs, he has been both the observer and the subject.

Kolodny's work confronts the infinite cycle of fake fulfillment shaped by modern society's addiction to ego, using the most sought-after brands and the most addictive drugs as a visual medium. Preview Kolodny's art at ShawnKolodny.com. 

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