Marijke De Roover and David Haines art part of the group show Modern Love at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Αthens (EMST), that opens the 15th of December. During the opening Marijke De Roover will do a performance at 21.00. Scroll down for information on this performance.
The group show Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies) is the next major group exhibition at ΕΜΣΤ. Curated by artistic director Katerina Gregos, it launches the museum’s winter-spring exhibition cycle, which focuses on digital technology and its influence on intimate human relationships.
Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies) looks at how the Internet has facilitated the expression of non-heteronormative sexual identities, especially in societies where queerness or non-binary sexuality are considered taboo, or even forbidden. It also explores the human pathologies associated with the commodification of emotion and the effects of digital dependency on relationships, as well as the issues that arise when the boundaries between the public and private, as well the virtual and the real, become more and more fluid. The Covid-19 pandemic and physical distancing have added yet another challenge to achieving fulfilling, intimate and meaningful human interaction.
More information on the exhibition here
Modern Love | National Museum of Contemporary Art Αthens (EMST)
15 Dec '22 - 28 May '23
OPENING: 15 Dec '22 | 18.30 until late
PERFORMANCE MARIJKE DE ROOVER | 21.00 - 21.30 hrs.
Live, Laugh, Limerence (An opera buffa in four acts)
Marijke De Roover’s operatic performance looks into how we choreograph and culturally organise the performance of love through heteronormative structures whilst luxuriating in every cliché of rom coms, musical theatre, opera, karaoke and Hollywood.Publication date: 14 Dec '22