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Lynn Hershman Leeson

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I recently met with septuagenarian artist Lynn Hershman Leeson just after the opening of her latest solo show, Remote Controls, at Bridget Donahue Gallery. Her first solo with the gallery in 2015 sparked something of a rediscovery of her groundbreaking work, even though she has spent her decades-long career pioneering in the realm of technology in visual art. In 2016, a comprehensive retrospective entitled Civic Radar at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, charted her career from its early performative days in... [more]
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Tracing the Invisible on the Cutting Edge   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Lynn Hershman Leeson at Aanant & Zoo July 19th, 2014 - September 6th, 2014
Posted 7/31/14
At Aanant & Zoo you can currently visit How to Disappear, a selection of works by Lynn Hershman Leeson created over the past forty years. It's a compact little exhibition featuring some twenty-seven works of various media including video and photography. It cuts out a great overview of an amazing career on the cutting edge while offering a taster of the planned retrospective at the ZKM, Karlsruhe, this coming December. Some of the earliest works are the Suicide Pieces (1963-1968), photographic prints... [more]
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Lynn Hershman Leeson's Olympia   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Lynn Hershman Leeson at bitforms gallery April 26th, 2008 - May 31st, 2008
Posted 5/26/08
Lynn Hershman Leeson's exhibition Found Objects updates and recreates Edouard Manet’s Olympia with a life-size sex doll reclined on an ivory chaise, elbow propped with pearl-ringed neck and flowers bedecking her hair. If the allusion is not evident enough, Leeson has slide-projected the infamous 1865 painting directly ... [more]
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