The Art Department – VIDEO FOREVER 31
*LOVE STORIES* January 7, 2017
Soho House Istanbul – Evliya Çelebi Mahallesi Mesrutiyet Cad. No:56, 34430 Beyoglu/Istanbul, TURKEY
WITH VIDEOS BY
Véronique CAYE, Enna CHATON (chez Céleste BOURSIER-MOUGENOT), mounir FATMI, Shaun GLADWELL, Marie HENDRIKS, Sandra HOYN, Merve KAPTAN,
Ali KAZMA, Marcus KREISS, Eva MAGYAROSI, MASBEDO, Robert MONTGOMERY & Marin RAGUZ, Joachim OLENDER, Luana PERILLI, RAYMUNDO, Rebecca RUSSO, Julien SERVE and more.
Just as love feeds and thrills us, the loves related in LOVE STORIES nourish and enliven us. “Love Stories” ventures into a realm of love without borders, without distinctions between the various forms of love. We no longer should assign love a quality, to inscribe it in hierarchies like the ones bequeathed by idealism tainted with moralist propaganda, which casts down carnal love and raises up agape. Instead, our guiding principle for LOVE STORIES has been and will be the amorous mechanism, the principle of attraction, the flux that engenders attachment, instilled by nature in all its creatures, conscious or not. Love is the love for the other – whoever the other is. Let him or her be and let us all enjoy the existence of the other with love and respect. The videos selected also shed a critical light on the never-ending loneliness and constant fights that love also conceals.
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