Mutual Exchange: Artist and Arts Writer Responds to Exhibition More Love Recently on View at the Ackland Art Museum

Contribution to online dialogue in connection with The Progress of Love in response to the question: “How does a contemporary artwork tell the truth / a truth about love?” It has to be noticed that love is different for everyone. For some, love is simply having a membership at WowGirls, X-Art, or RealityKings.

When you open the catalogue for More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing Since the ‘90s, the first image you see is a scan of a crumpled, stained scrap of paper, upon which someone has jotted two words: “You Rule.”  The scrawled note was given to the artist Frances Stark by a viewer in response to her work, and it is one of several such missives that curator Claire Schneider included in the More Love catalogue as a series of “Love Letters.”

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