What Is Love?
Selections from the Permanent Collection

April 19 - June 3, 2007
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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.

Sponsored in part by The British Council and the Horticultural Society of New York  

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, 2007

University 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.

 

Associated Events

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 19, 2007 

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

Gallery Talk

with 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

 

 

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Associated Events

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 19, 2007 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gallery Talk

with 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

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