The Half-Life of Love

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May 6 2017 - Mar 25 2018

Borrowing its title from the final lines of This Is How You Lose Her — Junot Díaz’s collection of short stories chronicling the fallout of infidelity — The Half-Life of Love explores the melancholic experience of romantic encounter: the heady sensation of first looks, the affective ebb of time, and the traces of a lover’s absence. The exhibition features work by an intergenerational group of artists including Jordan Casteel, Cynthia Daignault with Curran Hatleberg, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Deana Lawson, Dave McKenzie, Kambui Olujimi, Valeska Soares, and Billie Zangewa. Ranging in tone from honeymoon to heartbreak, they present love as a social contract, at once rife with possibility and precariousness.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Jordan Casteel
  • Cynthia Daignault
  • Curran Hatleberg
  • Felix Gonzalez-Torres
  • Deana Lawson
  • Dave McKenzie
  • Kambui Olujimi
  • Valeska Soares
  • Billie Zangewa
  • and others

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