Quel Amour!? brings together several artists from different generations, countries, and cultures for whom Love has been a source of inspiration. Doubtlessly, Love is one of the most significant feelings of human life. Hence, it has always been present in the history of art.
Mankind, in general, and artists, in particular, because of their sensitivity, have the need to express this feeling, so personal and diverse, which shows itself in many ways. Such a plurality is what we intend to explore in Quel Amour!?.
Hopefully, it shall become the starting point for a deeper reflection about Love, about its diversity and universality, contributing to a better understanding of ourselves and the world we live in.
Conception and coproduction: [mac] musée d'art contemporain de Marseille, MP 2018 Quel Amour!?, and Museu Coleção Berardo.
Works by Marina Abramović & Ulay, Chantal Akerman, Pilar Albarracín, Albuquerque Mendes, Helena Almeida, Cristina Ataíde, Omar Ba, Francis Bacon, Richard Baquié, Annette Barcelo, Mohamed Ben Slama, Louise Bourgeois, Miriam Cahn, Sophie Calle, Lourdes Castro, Marc Chagall, Daphné Chevallereau, Antoine D’Agata, John De Andrea, Jan De Maesschalck, Jeremy Deller & Cecilia Bengolea, Mattia Denisse, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Gérard Fromanger, Élisabeth Garouste, Gérard Garouste, Nan Goldin, Todd Hido, Alex Katz, William Kentridge, Bhupen Khakhar, Sanam Khatibi, Pierre Klossowski, Rémi Lange, Eugène Leroy, Claude Lévêque, Sébastien Lifshitz, Mark Manders, Annette Messager, Duane Michals, Adolphe Monticelli, Adrian Narvaez Caicedo, Shirin Neshat, Florence Obrecht & Axel Pahlavi, Gonçalo Pena, Raymond Pettibon, Marc Quer, Paula Rego, Germaine Richier, Raphaëlle Ricol, James Rielly, Éric Rondepierre, Karine Rougier, Chéri Samba, Thomas Sipp, Kiki Smith, Ernesto De Sousa, John Stezaker, Michèle Sylvander, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, João Pedro Vale & Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, Joana Vasconcelos, Jean-Luc Verna, Kara Walker, Francesca Woodman, Jérôme Zonder.