n°236/ Love Relics

August 2016

by Nathalie Azoulai

If you do not know how to get rid of the things related to an unhappy love story, that is if you cannot either keep them or throw them away, just go to Los Angeles, on Hollywood Boulevard where a new museum just opened. First conceptualized in Croatia, the Museum has since internationally toured, amassing an amazing collection.So- So-called the Museum of Broken Relationships, it showcases items such as breast implants- that used to belong to a woman her husband forced to adopt before leaving her- an iron- that helped once and for all on a wedding day- or, last but not least, a jar of pickles a girl bought to her boyfriend when she heard he was fond of them but didn’t have a chance to see him again after his confession. The captions are stories, the place a novel.

No doubt artists like Sophie Calle should like to hang around the 300 relics gathered there…

 Museum of Broken Relationships