Linder at Charleston, Lewes, England: Group-exhibition

Charleston, Lewes, England 17 September 2022 - 12 March 2023 
Charleston, Lewes, England
Born 1954 in Liverpool, Linder 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.
In A dream between sleeping and waking, Linder brings together a series of objects alongside new and existing works to create a multi-sensory collage in dialogue with Duncan Grant and Charleston.
In this exciting new installation, Linder reflects on the landscape, history and mythology of Charleston. The surreal, dream-like installation is the artist’s homage to the genre of the medieval dream vision – a belief that dreams are a place where truth is revealed and the divine encountered.  The exhibition displays Linder’s never-before-seen series of works for the Houston based producer and musician, Rabit, featuring the contemporary queer music collective House of Kenzo, and a fascinating new photomontage series exploring Liverpool football fans’ obsession with sports trophies and ‘collecting silverware’. Also in the mix are the artist Mark Lancaster’s 1980s portraits of Vanessa Bell and a selection of fashion designer Christopher Shannon’s items.
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