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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, , 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 the 70s... [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 7/30/14
At Aanant & Zoo you can currently visit , 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 of... [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 5/25/08
  Lynn Hershman Leeson's exhibition 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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