Group Exhibition: Project 12 - This is not a love song - Art Collector

Lucas Grogan, Private Island, 2011. Needlepoint embroidery, laminated cotton, silk and upholstery fabrics, 215cm x 215cm.

For the 21st Century artist, the question of love, whether romantic, platonic, amorous or ironic, is indeed confusing and challenging. The heart has always had its challenges, but today the representation of love is so firmly in the grip of popular culture that serious responses seem illusive. Even so, many are drawn by the siren song of romance.

This can be seen in ‘Project 12: This Is Not A Love Song’, where fifteen artists from Australia and abroad have tackled the fecund and visceral coupling of love and popular culture. Many of these projects are interactive even where they are limited to no more than two individuals. Via the World Wide Web others have expanded their projects to invite numerous participants, such as those who might otherwise have never been connected.

Artists include: Ben Coonley (New York, US), Ross Coulter & Meredith Turnbull, Sue Dodd, Tony Garifalakis, Irene Hanenbergh, Lucas Grogan, Heidi Holmes, Marco Paulo Rolla (Sao Paulo, BR), Zoe Scoglio & Cait Foran, Darren Sylvester, Salote Tawale, Malcolm Whittaker, Danae Valenza.

Opening drinks: 6.30-8.30pm Friday 10 February
Exhibition closes: 10 March 2012
Location: Anna Pappas Gallery, 2-4 Carlton Street, Prahan
Contact: 03 8598 9915

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