Exhibition: Linder’s Flag and Film (Glasgow International)

05 May 2018 | 10-6pm  | Glasgow Women’s Library | Free

 

20 April – 7 May, Monday – Friday 10-6pm

One of the most significant feminist artists of her generation, Linder has created interventions of uncanny glamour and enchantment in Glasgow’s East End.

Her site specific works include a spectacular flag commissioned for the Library’s façade, drawing upon the feminist and pop culture artefacts in the Library’s collection. Linder has also created a film work, shot on location at the Mary Queen of Scots Bower, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, where the anointed queen spent some of the fifteen years she was detained under the jurisdiction of Elizabeth I.

Part of Glasgow International festival

 

Linder is known for her photography, radical feminist collage, confrontational performance art, and ties to the British punk scene. One of Linder’s most recognizable works of art first appeared on the sleeve of the 1977 Buzzcocks single “Orgasm Addict.” On the cover, Linder utilised what would become her signature mass-media collage strategy to adorn or violate—or, really, both—a classical nude female torso with mouths at the nipples and an iron in place of the head. By the time the single was released, Linder had already become a fixture in the Manchester punk and post-punk scene.

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