Passion. Fan Behaviour and Art - Ludwig Museum Budapest
The exhibition Passion: Fan Behaviour and Art focuses on the realm of rock music. It explores fan behaviour bearing in mind that before the advent of the Internet and social media music fans communicated among each other by writing letters, exchanging pictures, designing posters, publishing magazines, taping concerts and radio broadcasts or decorating cassette covers, often interweaving rumours and fictional accounts with poems and declarations of love in an effort to keep the distance between artists and fans as small as possible.
Through their works the artists in this exhibition examine how the fans’ torrents of passion manifest themselves, which are the objects of desire, and how mass media and pop culture deal with fan attitude. And, naturally, they speak of the rock-musical interests and dreams of their own teenage years. Their works reveal the power of the analog message: when we document something, photograph it, film it, paint it on canvas or on the wall, put it on a pedestal, write it on our skin, it means we take it seriously – all the more so when we question our own fan behaviour. As was to be expected, expressions of worship and homage abound in this exhibition.
The exhibition is open between April 16, 2016 - June 26, 2016
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