What Is Love?
April 19 - June 3, 2007
Selections from the Permanent Collection
Photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture, and film by well known and emerging British, American, and Canadian artists including Darren Almond, Tacita Dean, Janice Kerbel, Melanie Carvahlo, and others.
This exhibition aims to juxtapose and foreground how these artists re-think the genres of landscape through photography, film, sculpture, painting and drawing. While the artists might be seen to be interested in dreamy or fantastical landscapes, their work also suggests that for them, traditional ways of depicting landscapes have become impossible. The desire to represent the natural world remains, but new modes of representation become urgent.
Guest curated by Mark Godfrey (Lecturer, Slade School of Art, London) and Jodie Jacobson (curator, Horticultural Society, New York). An exhibition catalogue will be produced.
What Is Love: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Curated by Julie Thomson, M.A. candidate, Art History '07
Alex Katz (born 1927) The Orange Band, 1979
Silkcreen print on Arches Cover White, edition 65/80, 39 15/16 x 28 3/16 inches, UM 2001.3, Promised gift of Lois Beurman Torf ("46)
Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, June 3, 2007University Museum of Contemporary Art
free and open to the public
This exhibition explores love, and the related issue of loss, through works by a diverse group of artists including Diane Arbus, John Cage, Harry Callahan, Elliot Erwitt, Alex Katz, R. B. Kitaj, Duane Michals, Nam June Paik, Peter Saul, George Segal, Hui-Ming Wang, and Gary Winogrand.
Opening ReceptionThursday, April 19, 2007
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gallery Talkwith Julie Thomson, curator of What Is Love
Thursday, May 3, 2007 University Museum of Contemporary Art
free and open to the public,5:30 pm to 6:30 pm