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The exhibition “Symbols of Love” opens the 14th February 2008, the Valentine’s Day. As Curator, we have asked people to exhibit an object which means love. We have finally got three very interesting pieces or idea that we have exhibited in the Chapel.
As the Taj Mahal was to big to take place here and impossible to reduce, we have exhibited a snapshot. We have added the pond and a bank.
The artwork “Love international” was already exhibited in the POZ Poets Cave.
The artwork without title of Alexicon Kurka is exhibited for the first time.

We have added to theses artworks two classical symbols of love in windows: the heart and the arrow. In the window of the middle, we have placed two kiss balls, a symbol of love specific to Second Life.

Windows

Alpine Meadow Monastery
Exhibition “Symbols of Love”
Curator: Arria Perreault
February 2008

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Alpine%20Meadow/243/103/97

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A giant heart

The third artwork of the exhibition “Symbols of Love” is installed. It is a giant heart with a glass of champain bubbling a text of Eggonopoulos, a great Greek poet. You have to go in the Chapel of the Monastery to see it and hear it! The creator is Alexicon Kurka, a designer who has made wonderful reconstitutions of instruments of the Ancient Greece.

Alexicon’s Artwork

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I have added an exemplar of an english translation of the Symposium, an important text of the greek philosopher Plato. Why? The topic of the book is “Love”. Intellectuals and politicians have taken part to a dinner in the house of Agathon. After the meal, they start to drink wine. They decided that the wine will not be too strong (adding water) and that they will talk about love. Everyone, inclusive Socrates, pronounced a speech about love.

If you are interested, go in the Library and read! You can also find the text in the Gutenberg Project virtual library:

http://www.gutenberg.org/

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The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the strongest symbols of love. It was built by an indian Emperor as mausoleum for his favourite wife, in Agra, in 1631. This monument is also present in Second Life, created by Furia Freeloader. It’s an amazing building of 245 prisms that can be placed on a platform of 30x30m. You get even get it for 3900 L$ (SL is a incredible world, isn’t it?).

The building is too big to take place in the Monastery. So we have found an other way to present it, like you can see on the picture below. And a landmark will bring to the original in one second (SL is a incredible world, isn’t it?).

Taj Mahal in the Monastery

Does this installation remember you any famous picture?

SLURL of the SL Taj Mahal:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Alpine%20Meadow/243/110/97

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A first artwork

A first artwork has taken place in the exhibition “Symbols of Love”. It is a large poster with the name of love in many languages and writings of the mankind. The titel is “Love International”. The author is Ingeborg Apfelbaum.

Love International

Ingeborg Apfelbaum has also created a group in SL, that you can join: The Poets of Zarahelma. They have a place: the POZ Poets Deck where you can participate to events, and the POZ Poets shop, where you can get service (for example a poem for a ceremony).

SLURL of the Poets Deck:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Zarahemla/230/32/30

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For Valentine’s Day, the Monastery is organizing a collaborative exhibition about the symbols of love. Averyone can propose an object that represent love for her/him, with a short comment. The most interesting pieces will be exhibited in the exhibition.

Poster of the exhibition

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