Friends in Love and War
Friends in Love and War
Musée d'art contemporain - MAC Lyon

Friends in Love and War

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Friends in Love and War / L'Éloge des meilleur·es ennemi·es
Works from the British Council Collection and MacLYON

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Friends In Love and War / L’ecolage Des Meilleur·es Ennemi·es from the 8 March 2024 to 7 July 2024 exhibition at Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon. From September 2024 - February 2025 at Ikon Gallery.

Ikon and macLYON present Friends in Love and War - L’Éloge des meilleur·es ennemi·es, works from the British Council Collection and macLYON that explore the theme of friendship.

Based on mutual trust and affection, friendships are among our most valued relationships. With friends we share life experiences, broaden our horizons and build collective futures – yet the nature of friendship is difficult to define. How do we choose our friends? How do society, politics, culture and social media influence friendships? As trusted critics, friends have the potential to hurt us. Do the secrets friends share make them natural enemies?

Taking place in the partner cities of Lyon and Birmingham, the exhibition also looks at diplomatic friendships, and how regional capitals and cultural institutions can create new ways of living and working together in a post-Brexit climate.It includes painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, film, textile, sculpture and installation, alongside existing and new works by artists with longstanding connections to each city.

It contains an unpublished text by Camille Toffoli, author of S’engager en amitié (2023)

It also presents the works of specially invited artists, who have long-standing ties with Lyon and Birmingham. The catalogue is in both English and French.

It presents the work of 29 Artists:
Kenneth Armitage, Sonia Boyce, Tereza Bušková, Pogus Caesar, Patrick Caulfield, Jimmie Durham, Tracey Emin, Marie-Anita Gaube, Lola Gonzàlez, Emma Hart, Lubaina Himid, Géraldine Kosiak, Delaine Le Bas, Markéta Luskacová, Rachel Maclean, Goshka Macuga, Madame Yevonde, Gordon Matta-Clark, Hetain Patel, Paula Rego, Luke Routledge, Niek van de Steeg, Lily van der Stokker, Francis Upritchard, Fabien Verschaere, Gillian Wearing, Bedwyr Williams, Rose Wylie, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Authors:
Marielou Laneuville, Melanie Pocock, Auregann Le Bouffant and Lucy Mounfield.

Words by:
Isabelle Bertolotti, Auregann Le Bouffant, Emma Dexter, Anne Duncan, Ian Hyde, Géraldine Kosiak, Marielou Laneuville, Lucy Mounfield, Melanie Pocock, and Camille Toffoli.

Produced in collaboration with Musée d'art contemporain - MAC Lyon

Hardback
17 x 23cm 

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