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Fucked up lover (installation view)
Fucked up lover (installation view)

Curated by Dan Howard-Birt, Modern Love is a show assembled at the suggestion of the hobbypopMUSEUM; to take a collection of London based artists to exhibit in their artist-run museum in Dusseldorf. The offer from the infectiously proactive Dusseldorf-Berlin-London based collaborative fuelled a similarly ambitious response, thus the show took eighteen young artists from London to Germany, returning to London for the second part of Modern Love, and bringing with it, as special guests, hobbypop.

Love fucks you up (installation view)
Love fucks you up (installation view)

For Modern Love, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard produced two new pieces of work, Fucked up lover (DVD, black and white, 30 minutes) and Love fucks you up (8 wall based works consisting of large-scale reproductions of inlay cards from compilation cassettes). Both are on-going projects. For the work the artists invited their friends to compile cassettes for their lovers. Each participant was then asked to talk, in front of a video camera, about their tape, the music on it and the person it was made for.

Modern Love invitation cardModern Love invitation card

"Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard allow music to describe romantic relationship, be that actual or aspirational. By composing compilation tapes for one another they seem to give over the responsibility of finding the right words to others who are simply better at it. But this superficial conclusion denies exactly what music is, mainly a space of shared experience and idiosyncratic meaning. So even if we don't know the particular records the titles are luicid enough, and if we do, then even better. " More...

Dan Howard-Birt, Modern Love Exhibition Guide

Fucked up Lover
Fucked up Lover

The artists gathered for Modern Love share a vision of the continuing significance of the romantic. Other artists featured in the show include:

Maria Chen, Sophie Brown, Paul Housley, Alex Morrison, Chris Owen, Matthew Sawyer, Saron Hughes, Luke Gottlier, Matt Calderwood, Leigh Curtis, Emily-Jo Sargent, Max Hymes, Giles Round, Roger Hiorns, Catharina Barich, Peter Harris and Dan Howard-Birt.

Dan Howard Birt
Dan Howard Birt

Read Love Letter, Love Letter an essay by Dan Howard-Birt, the curator of Modern Love in Dusseldorf and London about Fucked up lover and Love fucks you up.

Modern Love - Dan Howard Birt taking down the exhibtiion
Modern Love - Dan Howard Birt taking down the exhibtiion

Modern Love in Dusseldorf
Hobbypop Museum
Erkrather Strasse 3
D-40233 Dusseldorf

20 - 23 June 2001

For more information, visit the exhibition web site:
www.anyothername.co.uk/modernlove/


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Fucked up lover (installation view)
Fucked up lover (installation view)

Love fucks you up (installation view)
Love fucks you up (installation view)

Fucked up lover (installation view)
Fucked up lover (installation view)

Love fucks you up (installation view)
Love fucks you up (installation view)

Love fucks you up (installation view)
Love fucks you up (installation view)

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Works in the show
Fucked up lover
Love fucks you up

Related works
Everybody else is wrong
Anyone else isn't you
I've built my world around you
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Project for Slimvolume 1
Project for Everything Magazine

Related essays
'Love Letter Love Letter' by Dan Howard Birt
'Anonymous Lovers' by JJ Charlesworth
'Tape Me I'm Yours' by Steve Lamacq
'The music is all that matters...' by Momus

Related shows
Modern Love in London
Anyone else isn't you
Everybody else is wrong
Biennale!
Century City
Yugoslav Biennial

Related sites
Modern Love web site

 
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