Nothing was simply one thing
by artist Linder
Thursday 4 December, 7pm
In this talk, Linder will talk about collage and show images of music, fashion and performance collaborations. Close to Shinro Ohtake both by age and by the techniques they use, Linder will focus on complimentary aspects of their work and on the ongoing use of cut-and-paste techniques. “Nothing was simply one thing” is a quote from Virginia Woolf that Linder used as the title for her recent collage series for Dior.
Linder‘s early career was forged in the punk and post-punk scenes of Manchester in the 1970s, where her influence and involvement in these circles manifested itself broadly in music, performance, publishing and art making. Over the past three and a half decades, Linder has explored the medium of collage as a powerful vehicle with which to critically reveal the fabric of images representing the social narrative. Her position has consistently embraced radical feminist perspectives. In her collages, photomontages and performances, Linder sets about recasting and colliding the ideals of commercially and culturally rendered expectations of gender-specificity and identity. Linder has recently had solo shows at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany; The Hepworth Wakefield; Tate St. Ives; and MoMA PS1, New York, USA, among many others. Born in Liverpool in 1954, Linder lives and works in St Ives. She studied art at Manchester Polytechnic in 1974-1977.
Image: Copyright the artist, image courtesy Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London