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Let’s Talk About Love, Baby. -ongoing, traveling exhibition.
Printed Matter, New York, NY. February 2013.
A collaborative project conceived and curated by Chido Johnson.

Have you ever read romance novels? The premises of the stories are always the same. A man and a woman meet; they hate each other, but are forced due to circumstance to live and spend time together. Inevitably they fall in love and eventually live happily ever after.

In this exhibition the object of affection takes the form of a book -- individual artist’s interpretation of “love” concealed and superficially homogenized as romance novels. The installation can employ the basic structure of a bookstore or library. The space has shelves containing the fabricated romance novels with each visually uniform title presented on the shelves and accessible to the viewer. Lounging chairs or sofas are available to encourage individuals to comfortably sit, read and become more active participants. Unable to judge the books by their covers, the viewer has have the opportunity to scroll through titles and authors (artists) choose a book and engage with the actual content.

Love Library entry