Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Nonmonogamy
LISTING BY TITLE MEDIA ARTIST
EXHIBITION OF ART RELATED TO CONSENSUAL NONMONOGAMY
2-4 PM, Friday, February 12, 2016:
2601 Warring Street, Building #14; Berkeley, California
This will be a display of art related to the theme of consensual nonmonogamy. The art originates from a diverse variety of artists, and includes a wide range of themes. This may include any form of art that seeks to represent any experience related to this subject, including nonmonogamous desires, fantasies, joys and tragedies, etc. It may include exuberant celebrations of nonmonogamous love, conflicted feelings surrounding consensual nonmonogamy, fears about such relationships, impassioned commentaries on relationships that are not working, or any other expression that touches on the subject.
Much of what goes on within the hearts and minds of people, both as individuals and as a whole society, consists of experiences which are (at best) only partially conveyed through ordinary verbal discourse, "logical" discussions, and efforts to communicate about "facts." Sometimes such experiences are more authentically and completely communicated through various other channels, including poetry, fictional literature, music, dramatic performances, song, dance, sculpture, paintings, drawings, metaphoric imagery, and other types of artistic expression. Symbolic language can sometimes communicate what "ordinary" words cannot. Non-verbal communication will often say what words cannot.
Feelings, ideas, and statements about monogamous love, sexuality, romance, family, marriage, etc have long found expression in works of art. Art related to nonmonogamous love has also been made and continues to be made. What is being said with such art? What feelings and thoughts are being expressed? What do such statements reveal about the state of mind of people right now? And what are the implications of such experiences for the future? (This is an exhibition, not an art sale).