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15.06.2011

 

Linder Exhibition - bridesmaids, iron porn, fat lips, ..... collages on women's role in society

In the first solo exhibition in four years, Stuart Shave/Modern Art presents new collages by Linder.

Since the 1970s, Linder explores varying degrees of gender identity through her work, gender roles, cultural norms, dependencies and relations, sexual stimuli, prostituting commerciality....

Her collages tend to use the female body as a means of critiquing and re-evaluating common ground. The most famous piece depicts a brutally naked woman with an iron where her head should be.

This was particularly avant-garde and provocative at the time, however we feel that this may be obsolete in today’s society – we hope that all of us have discovered by now that women have more on their minds than just ironing.

Linda Mulvey, born in 1954 in Liverpool, has her roots in Punk and Post-Punk of the 1970s in Manchester.

Today she lives and works in Lancashire. She studied Art at the Manchester Polytechnic (1974-1977) and was no stranger in the local independent art scene.

Linder co-founded the ‘Secret Public’ fanzine with Jon Savage in 1978, the same year in which she founded the band Ludus. This is particularly noteworthy, since she also created the band’s entire artwork and performed in a costume made of raw meat and a dildo in Manchester’s Club Haçienda as early as 1982. Lady Gaga, you can pack your bags and go home now.

In 2012, the Musée d’Art Moderne De La Ville de Paris / ARC, Paris will dedicate a retrospective to her work.

Linder’s work has been exhibited at (amongst others): Destroy: Punk Graphic Design in Britain, Royal Festival Hall, London (1998); The Secret Public: The last days of the British Underground 1978 – 1988, Kunstverein Munich, Germany, touring to ICA, London (2006-2007); Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years, Barbican, London, touring to the Maison des Arts in Créteil, France (2007-2008); Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (2007-2008); Punk. No One is Innocent, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria (2008); The Dark Monarch, Tate, St Ives (2009); and Art For Whom?, Tate Britain, London (2010-2011). Linder’s solo exhibitions have included The Return of Linderland, Cornerhouse, Manchester, England (2000); The Lives of Women Dreaming, Futura Gallery, British Council, Prague, Czech Republic (2004); PS1/Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2007); and Pretty Girl. No.1, Baltic, Gateshead (2007).


Linder at MODERN ART
until 25 June, 2011
23/25 Eastcastle Street
London W1W 8DF
T +44 (0)20 7299 7950
F +44 (0)20 7299 7951

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