Love and Politics by Generation: “More Love” at The Ackland

Paddy Johnson, ArtFCity

“Sometimes it feels like today’s liberal Americans aren’t that different from 60’s hippie culture. In New York, a solidly left state, pretty much all of Brooklyn has turned into an artisanal food factory. Pot, too, remains plenty popular, and if given the choice, most Americans would still chose f*cking over killing…”

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All We Need: Ackland’s “More Love”

Triangle Localista

““More Love” explores many aspects of love, more than the sentimental and pop culture aspects of a complex, sometimes politicized emotion, through visual and interactive experiences. Upon entering the museum’s vestibule, voices repeating “I love you” shower visitors, setting a certain mood. Once inside the main hall, Gregory Sale’s “Love for Love” greets us with a wall of text and a trough of buttons, inviting us to “take what you need” from the trough…”

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99 Books About Love

“99 Books About Love is a project about shelving, sharing and second-hands, collecting 99 books from people all over North Carolina that explore love in its many forms. The 99 selected books will be on sale at the Ackland Museum Store in Chapel Hill, NC during the exhibition More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s from January 31 to March 31. Proceeds of the sale will help support Elsewhere’s QueerLab, a youth-led media project that will bring together queer identifying youth to produce a publication exploring LGBTQ experiences in the South. We hope you will join us in assembling and sharing sharing those stories, inscribing a bit of our own experience alongside the great love stories of all the ages…”

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Ackland Brings Interactive, Large-scale Chalk to UNC-Chapel Hill Campus

press release

“Chapel Hill, NC—In conjunction with the final week of its current exhibition of contemporary art, More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s, the Ackland Art Museum is pleased to present the interactive, ephemeral art work Chalk by Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla…”

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"Chalk" by Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla

“From 1:00 PM on Monday, 25 March 2013 , through sometime during the wee hours of Tuesday, 26 March 2013 , twelve large pieces of chalk – each 64 inches long, eight inches in diameter, and weighing approximately 100 pounds – were publicly on view and available for use in Union Plaza, in front of the F.P. Graham Student Union, at UNC-CH. The piece was part of the exhibition "More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s" at the Ackland Art Museum, on view through Sunday, March 31st.”

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Ackland given Award of Excellence for ‘More Love’ exhibit

Sarah Vasello, Daily Tar Heel

““Since being honored on May 5, the Ackland Art Museum may agree with the Beatles: love is all you need.

The Association of Museum Curators awarded an Award of Excellence honorable mention to the Ackland for “More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s,” an exhibition that ran from Feb. 1 to March 31 in 2013…”

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