The Progress of Love

The Progress of Love
Library Shelf Location 06.LOVE
Publication Date 2012
Description The Progress of Love is a collaborative project between the Menil Collection, Houston; Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos; and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. How do today’s artists understand and depict notions of love? As witnessed in this compelling book, they often transcend traditional European romantic notions to create representations of love in less familiar manifestations. The title of this volume, The Progress of Love, refers to a group of 18th-century paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, who represented love as a contemporary phenomenon rather than in the guise of allegory or fiction. Today’s artists go further. Exploring the forces that shape our conceptions of love, The Progress of Love brings together the work of 30 artists from Africa, Europe, the African diaspora, and the New World. Beautiful color images show works in a range of media by a dazzling array of contemporary artists, including Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Sophie Calle, Mary Ellen Carroll, Kendell Geers, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Romuald Hazoumé, Zanele Muholi, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, and Yinka Shonibare. Kristina Van Dyke is the director of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. Bisi Silva is the director of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos. MENIL ARTISTS Billie Zangewa David Goldblatt Dineo Seshee Bopape Emeka Ogboh Felix Gonzalez-Torres Joël Andrianomearisoa Kelechi Amadi-Obi Kendell Geers Lyle Ashton Harris Mary Ellen Carroll Nadine Robinson Ricardo Rangel Romuald Hazoumé Senam Okudzeto Toyin Odutola Yinka Shonibare, MBE Zanele Muholi Zina Saro-Wiwa Zoulikha Bouabdellah Zwelethu Mthethwa CCA ARTISTS Adaora Nwandu Andrew Esiebo Jelili Atiku Temitayo Ogunbiyi Valérie Oka Wura-Natasha Ogunji Zanele Muholi PULITZER ARTISTS Sophie Calle Temitayo Ogunbiyi Yinka Shonibare, MBE Zina Saro-Wiwa
ISBN 9780300184938
Quantity 1
Pages 188
Authors Kristina Van Dyke, Bisi Silva
Format Hardback
Publishers Menil Foundation, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Category Art by Subject
Keyword Love
Artist's Nationality African
Language English

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