What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now

Group Exhibition. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.

12 September 2015 – 7 February 2016

Installation view.
Photograph © Denis Mortell, 2015
Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2015

Drawing on contemporary sociology, neuroscience and of course art the Irish Museum of Modern Art's exhibition 'What We Call Love' explores how the notion of love has evolved within the 20th century. Presented in three chapters, the exhibition draws on Surrealism’s idea of love as “amour fou” (crazy love), new visions of love which emerged after the 60’s and the often problematic concerns of contemporary love. 

'What We Call Love' features almost 200 works, including Hirst’s sculpture ‘I’ll Love You Forever’ (1994). Other exhibited artists include: Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mona Hatoum, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and Andy Warhol.