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EXHIBITION OPENING: THE ILLUSTRATED LOVER’S DISCOURSE

  • Rare Nest Gallery 3433 North Kedvale Chicago United States (map)

EXHIBITION: THE ILLUSTRATED LOVER’S DISCOURSE

An installation by Keith Bringe based on Roland Barthe's masterpiece

March 16 - April 20. Opening Reception: March 16, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Roland Barthe's "Fragments d'un Discourse Amoreux" was published in Paris by Editions du Seuil in 1977. A mainstay in linguistic studies, "A Lover's Discourse" comprises 80 'fragments' - chapters - that illuminate the anatomy of desire with references from Goethe, Plato, Freud, Gide, Zen philosophy and more. Bringe interprets the book through 80 constructions, combining painting, drawing, objects, and photography. The assemblage recalls cabinets of curiosity and the work of Joseph Cornell. This is the first, public exhibition of a work in progress, slowly developed over a decade.