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LINDER [solo-exhibition] at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris, May 24 – July 20, 2019

It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of Andréhn-Schiptjenko Project Space in Paris. This marks the first international expansion of Andréhn-Schiptjenko outside of Sweden and the space will serve to expand the gallery’s international scope and to accommodate collaborations and multidisciplinary projects.

Origin of the World, a solo-exhibition by Linder

We are delighted to announce Linder’s exhibition Origin of the World as our inaugurational exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko Project Space Paris, opening in the presence of the artist on May 24 2019 between 6-9 pm.

Linder is an internationally celebrated artist who applies the principles of collage to the visual languages of graphic design, popular culture, fashion and fine art in the production of photomontages, performances and installations. The core of her work is a continuous exploration of desire, cultural expectations and the female body as commodity. Occasionally referring to her works as biopsies Linder’s collages manipulate, disrupt and play with porn and glamour, exposing the latter as something we should be wary of. Examining the way that women are depicted across visual culture, these collages draw attention to institutionalised misogyny. Denouncing the artificiality of groomed and tame femininity and revealing the performative aspects of gendered and social differences, the works are sometimes provocative – and also funny.

Linder has worked with the pornographic image for four decades, often montaging the images from pornographic magazines with those that she finds in interior design and fashion publications, the common denominator in all three being the depiction of the female body. Her work is often forensic in its approach, a visual enquiry into who, what, where, why and how the images that we see around us have been constructed. The exhibition will display works from different recent series, including the one inspired by Ithel Colquhoun’s ‘Mantic Stain’ technique.

Linder, born 1954 in Liverpool, initially rose to fame as an artist and musician in the punk/post-punk arts and music scene in Manchester in the mid 1970s. Her large-scale outdoor installation Bower of Bliss, commissioned by Art on the Underground, is currently on view at Southwark Station, London. Other current projects include a solo exhibition at the Monteverdi Art Gallery, Tuscany Italy, A flower in my mouth, at the Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria, Art and Porn at ARoS Museum of Modern Art, Aarhus, Denmark, The Enigma of the Hour at the Freud Museum, London, The Aerodrome, Ikon Gallery Birmingham and Collage at Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. In 2020, Linder will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.

Selected past solo-exhibitions include Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2018); Glasgow Women’s Library (2018); Chatsworth, Derbyshire (2018); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (2013); Tate St Ives, Cornwall (2013); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2010); and Museum of Modern Art/PS1 (2007). Linder was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award in 2017.

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