Can an object of affection take the form of a book? Join Printed Matter this Valentines Day as we leaf through the Love Library, a collection of 200+ books in the traveling exhibition Let’s Talk About Love Baby. These artist made books are an intimate re-imagining of the traditional romance novel, encompassing molded and carved novels, as well as, in one case, a bookwork sprouting with vegetation.
The traveling project/installation Let’s Talk About Love Baby was initiated in Detroit as Johnson’s call for society to experience love, life and humanity as we were once so readily able to do before the digital age- that is, through the pages of a romance novel. Since its beginning days in Detroit, Let’s Talk About Love Baby has been shown in Addis Ababa, Chicago, St. Louis, Lawrence, and Harare, and now the Love Library is coming to New York!
The opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 14, 6-8 PM, with Pop-up artist presentations throughout the evening. Let’s Talk About Love Baby will be at Printed Matter from February 14- March 14, 2013.
For more information about Chido Johnson’s Love Library, please visit let's talk about love baby.
Artist Project by Chido Johnson
NYC Love Librarians: Nick Lamia & Youmna Chlala