Capacity for enthusiasm, fascination and abandon – these are factors of pivotal importance in both art and love. This catalogue documents a wide variety of attitudes to the subject since the 1970s. Artists such as Marina Abramović, Sophie Calle, Tracey Emin and even Tino Sehgal succeed in overcoming the supposed discrepancy between what is nowadays usually thought of as conceptual art on the one hand, and feeling on the other. On display are paintings, photographs, videos, installations and sculptures demonstrating in the most varied fashion what has been a popular topic right into the modern period – namely, art as an expression of love.

Hamra Abbas, Marina Abramovic/Ulay, Adebäck/Ertufan, Merlin Bauer, Bigert & Bergström, Louise Bourgeois, Martin Brand, Los Capinteros, Anja Ciupka, Daniela Comani, Eli Cortiñas, Tracey Emin, Asta Gröting, Sharon Hayes, Stef Heidhues, Robert Indiana, Christian Jankowski, Maria Lassnig, Alexej Meschtschanow, Alice Musiol, Nadine Preiß/Damian Zimmermann, Matthias Ströckel, Gillian Wearing, Mehrdad Zaeri

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April 2014

ISBN 978-3-86678-967-8

14,00 × 21,00 cm

160 pages

44 colored and 16 b/w illustrations

Hardcover linen-bound, bound

Languages: German, English

Cathrin Langanke, Barbara J. Scheuermann authors Cathrin Langanke, Barbara J. Scheuermann, René Zechlin graphic design Barbara Bättig, Berlin

Exhibition: „Love“, 22.3. – 29.6.2014,  Wilhelm-Hack-Museum , Ludwigshafen am Rhein