ExhibitionWe need to talk. We’re growing apart. We should see other people. We should just be friends. We can’t be friends. I don’t know who you are anymore. I don’t know who I am anymore. I love you. I hate you. Don’t leave me.

Subject of countless songs, films, novels and therapy sessions, break-ups are universal and yet the sting of one can feel so very specific. Are the clichés true? Are the formulas for recovery accurate – one month per every year you were together? Does this hurt me more than it hurts you?

I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me is an exhibition that examines the culture of break-ups, expanding and contracting the definition of what it means to end a relationship. Can you break-up with a friend? Family member? Yourself? Together, maybe we can work this out…

Deadline for submission is Monday, August 7. We will be holding an exhibition reception during VCFA’s Open House weekend on Friday, September 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Please follow this link for further details.

Please feel free to contact Thatiana Oliveira with questions.