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Revolutionary love: I am your worst fear, I am your best fantasy



Sharon Hayes

United States of America

1970 -




Materials used

multiple-channel video and audio installation including 10 PA speakers, 5 projection screens, helium balloons, coloured light bulbs


1/3 [edition of 3 + 1 AP]


Signature & date

Signed l.l. certificate of authenticity, black ink "Sharon Hayes". Not dated.


Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2014


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Sharon Hayes

Works in the collection


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history

Referenced in 11 publications


Julia Bryan-Wilson, Grey Room 37, 'We Have a Future: An interview with Sharon Hayes’, pg.78–93, Cambridge, Fall 2009, 78–93.

Holland Cotter, New York Times, ‘With politics in the air, a freedom-for-all comes to town’, New York, 23 Sep 2008.

Jeff Edwards, Artpulse magazine, ‘Sharon Hayes / Love is Just a Battle Away’, United States of America, Jul 2010, (colour illus.).

Arianna Huffington (Editor in Chief), The Huffington Post, 'Sharon Hayes Performance,'There's So Much I Want To Say To You' At The Whitney Museum Of American Art (PHOTOS)', New York, 23 Jun 2012, (colour illus.). accessed on 26/08/2014 from

Astrid Mania, Artforum, 'Sharon Hayes TANYA LEIGHTON GALLERY', New York, Jan 2014.

Macushla Robinson, Look, 'New collection works debut in a show shaped by protest', pg.18-9, Sydney, Jun 2015, 18-9.

Macushla Robinson, See you at the barricades, 'An introduction', pg.2-10, Sydney, 2015, 3, 9-10, 41, 42 (colour illus.), 44-5 (colour illus.), 46. illustrations on pg.42 are performance documentation and installation views, Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Switzerland, pg.44-5 installation view, PS1 Contemporary Art, New York

Rita Vitorelli (Editor in Chief), Spike Art Quarterly, Sharon Hayes >>Public Appearances<< Tanya Leighton, Berlin 6.9.–28.10.2013, pg.151, Vienna, Autumn 2013, 151.

Whitney Museum of American Art, Sharon Hayes: There’s so much I want to say to you, New York, 2012, 17-9, 77-9.

Paul David Young, Art in America, ‘Time for Love: Sharon Hayes at the Whitney’, New York, Jun 2012.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Flashart, ‘Whispers and murmers, Unconventional art happening in Denver’. Maureen Sullivan on Sharon Hayes’ Revolutionary Love 1: I am your worst fear', Milan, Unknown, (colour illus.). accessed on 26/08/2014 from