September 15, 2014, 11:34pm
August 30, 2014, 6:55pm
Looking for an antidote to modern culture’s emphasis on romantic love? Perhaps we can learn from the diverse forms of emotional attachment prized by the ancient Greeks.
August 30, 2014, 6:49pm
"Over two months, Southbank Centre brings together hundreds of artists, communities and partners to create its Festival of Love. Our festival, which celebrates the Same Sex Couple Act, features an exciting programme of free events, differently-themed weekends, performances, poetry, talks and pop-ups. Our Thames-side site is also being transformed by several large-scale indoor and outdoor installations and artworks.
The Seven Kinds of Love
Festival of Love explores and celebrates the complexity of human relationships in all their forms. All of us hold feelings for others, but these feelings differ according to the people and the circumstance. In the English language there is only one word to describe all of them: LOVE.
It wasn’t always so. The Ancient Greeks had around 30 words to describe Love in all its shades and complexities. At Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love, we have chosen seven of the most powerful of these words to guide us towards a greater understanding of the emotion which makes the world go round.”
August 30, 2014, 6:44pm
"Now I’m going on 88. My wife is 85 and I’m only wishing for another 5 or 6 years of life. This is all we want. We don’t want to live much longer. As a matter of fact, I always say to my wife I wish I could reach 94. This is the aim of my existence. I’d like to see my grandson earn a living and my granddaugther get married. We want them to be happy the way we were."
- Moses Rubenstein, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
LAUREN FLEISHMAN’S PROJECT LOVE EVER AFTER
August 29, 2014, 9:37pm
"After my grandfather’s death, I found a series of love letters that he had written to my grandmother in a book next to his bed. They had been married for more than 50 years.
This project is intended as a photographic series of “love letters.” The dominant portraiture of my series consists of New York couples who have been together for more than 50 years. This work includes photographs, voice recordings and text.”
Photographer Lauren Fleishman talking about her project called LOVE EVER AFTER
August 29, 2014, 9:25pm