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Friends in Love and War

Art contemporain - Publisher macLYON / Bernard Chauveau - Ouvrage relié - 136 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2024

A selection of works from the collections of the British Council and the Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon on the theme of friendship. The fully illustrated catalogue includes texts about the artists, as well as an essay by Camille Toffoli, author of Engaging oneself in friendship (2023).

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Model 9782363063557
Artist Art contemporain
Author Collection
Publisher macLYON / Bernard Chauveau
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 136
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 225 x 165
Published 2024
Museum macLYON

Exhibition Catalogue Friends in Love and War. L'éloge des meilleurs-es ennemi-es, presented at macLYON, Lyon, France (8 March - 7 July 2024), then at the Ikon Gallery of Birmingham, England (25 September 2024 - 23 February 2025).

Founded on mutual trust and affection, friendship is one of the most precious relationships there is. With friends, we share life experiences, broaden our horizons and build common futures. Yet the nature of friendship is difficult to define. How do we choose our friends? How do society, politics, culture and social networks influence friendships? Friends, as people we trust, can easily hurt us. Do the secrets they share make them enemies?

The selection of works includes various forms: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles, film, sculpture, installation...

Artists : Kenneth Armitage, Sonia Boyce, Tereza Bušková, Pogus Caesar, Patrick Caulfield, Jimmie Durham, Tracey Emin, Marie-Anita Gaube, Lola Gonzàlez, Emma Hart, Lubaina Himid, Géraldine Kosiak, Delaine Le Bas, Markéta Luskacová, Rachel Maclean, Goshka Macuga, Madame Yevonde, Gordon Matta-Clark, Hetain Patel, Paula Rego, Luke Routledge, Niek van de Steeg, Lily van der Stokker, Francis Upritchard, Fabien Verschaere, Gillian Wearing, Bedwyr Williams, Rose Wylie, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

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