I Know Something About Love

Shirin Neshat, Fervor, 2000, Two-channel black and white video/audio installation, Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York © the artist

Yinka Shonibare MBE, The Pursuit, 2007. Courtesy Rabo Art Collection © the artist Commissioned by The Musée du Quai Branly for the exhibition ‘Jardin d’Amour’ 2007. Photography: Patrick Gries for the Musée du Quai Branly

Yang Fudong, Flutter, Flutter... Jasmine, Jasmine, 2002. Three-channel video installation, colour, 17min 40sec Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris and ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai © the artist

Christodoulos Panayiotou, Slow dance marathon, 2005. Video (documentation of a performance), 4min 22sec Courtesy of the artist and Rodeo, Istanbul © the artist

This group exhibition at Parasol Unit makes me wish I was in London today. Artists include; Shirin Neshat, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Yinka Shonibare, MBE and Yang Fudong.

Each of these artists explores the theme of love in different times and cultures through the spectrum of their personal experience, observation and commentary. The exhibition title takes its cue from a 1960s song written by Bert Berns and performed by The Exciters, in which there is the recurring lyric, ‘I know something about love’.

Instead, tonight, I will watch Shirin Neshat’s film Women Without Men.

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UPDATE: March 22, 2012
See also: Yinka Shonibare, MBEAddio del Passato

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