LOVE HATE Washington DC
Following the successful LOVE HATE Europe Tour which spanned over a decade, artist Mia Florentine Weiss was officially selected by the European Union Delegation to the United States of America to represent Europe and invited to bring the famous LOVE HATE artwork to the USA.
The sculptures will be exhibited at The Nantucket Project (postponed to September 2022) where the sculpture will be inaugurated by TNP’s guest of honor, Michelle Obama. They will also be displayed at SXSW: South by Southwest Festival in Austin Texas in March 2022. From there they will make appearances at various German Consulates celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Summer of LOVE 1967.
Together with the German Embassy in Washington DC and the EU Delegation to the United States, as the first stop on the artworks transatlantic tour, LOVE HATE will be installed in Farragut Square in Washington DC, which is part of The Golden Triangle located between The White House and Black Lives Matter Plaza. Establishing the artwork in the political heart of America as a symbol of democracy, the opening ceremony will take place on a day of great historic importance: November 9th. This date marks the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Those attending this ceremony shall have relevant expertise in transatlantic alliances, egalitarianism and the concept of freedom. Key partners in positions of high responsibility and duties, in roles relating to transatlantic alliances from both Germany and the USA will be present.
From the German side, The LOVE HATE Project's patroness Sawsan Chebli will accompany the artist for the ceremony. Sigmar Gabriel will be in attendance, an honorary professor at Harvard and chairman of Atlantik-Brücke, as well as David Deißner, Atlantik-Brücke’s Executive Director - all continued supporters of The LOVE HATE Project.
On the American side, speakers include former US Ambassador to Germany and Chairman of The American Council on Germany John B. Emerson, and Board Chairman of Bard College Berlin and Member of the Boards of Human Rights Watch and The Thomas Mann House Kimberly Marteau Emerson. EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis has been invited by the EU Delegation in Washington and will speak at the unveiling. German Ambassador to the US Emily Haber, a respected voice for democratic values, will also attend the unveiling, and host a dinner in honor of the artist.