The Menil Collection: The Progress of Love

The Progress of Love December 2, 2012 – March 17, 2013 Numerous scholars have addressed the ways media, technology, and capitalism have affected Western notions of love over the last few centuries. Little attention, however, has been paid to the impact of these forces on the conception of love in Africa, or even to the …

ARTNews: The Progress of Life

LOVE Potions B Y B A R B A R A P O L L A C K February 2013 ARTnews Despite an overall reluctance among contemporary artists to deal with issues of the heart, more than a few tell great stories of romance and heartbreak. http://www.artnews.com/2013/02/13/love-in-contemporary-art/ Late last year, “The Progress of Love” exhibition …

Hollandaise

HOLLANDAISE is a critical, contemporary art exhibition built around this typical textile. The idea for the exhibition is from curator Koyo Kouoh, who is director of her own art institution in Dakar, Senegal. She asked five artists to delve into the phenomenon of Hollandaise and the peculiar trading relations and cultural interchanges that it represents. They all …