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Gallery of Broken Relationships

 A quirky art exhibit featuring Utah locals documenting their poignant and sometimes humorous expressions of lost love.

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Call for Submissions

The Gallery of Broken Relationships
A community art project

February-March 2016  /  Ogden’s Union Station  /  Myra Powell Gallery

Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day with candy, flowers, and cards. But love, especially true love, is never easy. Relationships take work and the loss of a relationship is an extremely difficult and often traumatic event. We seek to gather objects and their stories from community members that symbolize their broken relationships. We will compile these objects into an exhibition that celebrates both the true nature of love as well as the lessons learned from our broken relationships. We are interested in documenting all types of broken relationships, not just romantic relationships. This exhibit will document our love, our loss, and our strength.

If you would like to participate in this project, please email the information requested below to: gallery@theunionstation.org. Submissions will be accepted through January 29th. You will be notified if your proposed submission will be included in the gallery show or online exhibit. The exhibition will run from February to March 2016. Please note that there is no funding available for shipping. If you would like to contribute an item, and it is accepted as part of the exhibit, you will need to drop off/ pick up the item in person or personally arrange shipping.

Information needed for submission to be processed:

  1. Name

  2. Age

  3. Telephone Number

  4. Email Address

  5. Brief description and/or photo of the object. Please also include approximate dimensions of object.

  6. In 100 words or less, please describe the significance of your object (this info may be used to create exhibit label text if your item is selected and you give permission to include this information).

 

Email your submission to: gallery@theunionstation.org

 

AN EXAMPLE : Click for more examples at Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships

The object: 'A divorce day garden dwarf.' Caption: He arrived in a new car. Arrogant, shallow and heartless. The dwarf was closing the gate that he had destroyed himself some time ago. At that moment it flew over to the windscreen of the new car, rebounded and landed on the asphalt surface. It was a long loop, drawing an arc of time – and this short long arc defined the end of love.

The object: ‘A divorce day garden dwarf.’
Caption: He arrived in a new car. Arrogant, shallow and heartless. The dwarf was closing the gate that he had destroyed himself some time ago. At that moment it flew over to the windscreen of the new car, rebounded and landed on the asphalt surface. It was a long loop, drawing an arc of time – and this short long arc defined the end of love.

 

 

 

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