San Francisco, CA
Launched in 2002, before the rise of the blogosphere, Web 2.0 platforms, and social media, Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July’s Learning to Love You More invited people all over the world to respond to seventy creative assignments set by the artists.
The work comprises over 8,000 submissions, including photographs, objects, texts, and videos, which were collected and published as a web project through 2009. Following the wishes of Fletcher and July, exhibitions of Learning to Love you More may be curated by other artists, and SFMOMA has invited artists Will Rogan and Jonn Herschend, the editors of the object-based publication THE THING Quarterly, to curate this exhibition.
Herschend and Rogan have made a focused selection from the body of submissions that evokes, for them, the poignancy of Learning To Love You More, the elements of the work that flirt with humor, despair, and beauty, sometimes all at once.
Exhibition overview from museum website
Whether or not you go, Learning to Love You More is a curated a selection of the most memorable submissions to the collaborative public art project - some moving, others hilarious and oddly brilliant. Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher have created an engaging, heartwarming, idea-sparking pop culture collage that tells a larger story about life today.