Linder, Femme/Objet

Oh grateful colours, bright looks VI, 2009
Photomontage original
Collage sur photo de Tim Walker
© Linder

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Linder, Femme/Objet

Exhibition looks back through the scrapbook of original scissor sister...

Lancastrian artist Linder Sterling has been going at it since the mid-1970s, but her work really got in people’s faces a couple of years later with the arrival of punk and her seminal Buzzcocks record cover for Orgasm Addict. Dating one of the founding band members at the time, Linder used a collage combining images from porn and mainstream lifestyle mags in a mash-up that would become something of a signature move – examining the objectification of women.

Over 200 of Linder’s images have been assembled for the retrospective Femme/Objet, usually pitting contrary ideas against each other in a warped way, the very opposite of opposites attracting. Beauty meets distorted ugliness, pornography is partially sanitised by the homely or home-made, the natural and wholesome is made unnatural and grotesque. Manchester-based Linder, who has exhibited at home and abroad over the years, uses many high fashion pictures in her collages, so it’s a perfect fit that the deformed imagery of Femme/Objet is being displayed at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris until 21st April.

Linder, Femme/Objet

The paradise experiments : boudoir V, 2006
Photomontage original
Collage sur page de magazine
© Linder

Linder, Femme/Objet

Sans titre, 1976
Photomontage original
Collage sur page de magazine
© Linder

Linder, Femme/Objet

Sans titre, 1977
Photomontage original
Collage sur page de magazine montée sur carton
Collection Shane Akeroyd
© Linder

Linder, Femme/Objet

Sans titre, 1978
Photomontage original Collage sur page de magazine
Collection Shane Akeroyd
© Linder

Linder, Femme/Objet

Troïka, 2008
Photomontage original
Collage sur page de magazine
Avec l’aimable autorisation de Maureen Paley
© Linder

Linder, Femme/Objet

Sans titre, 2009
Photomontage original
Collage sur double page de magazine
© Linder

Linder, Femme/Objet

Cakewalk balletomane, 2010
Collage sur page de magazine
© Linder

Linder, Femme/Objet

Sans titre, 1979
Photomontage original
Collage sur page de magazine
© Linder

Linder, Femme/Objet

Sans titre, 1977
Photomontage original
Collage sur page de magazine
© Linder

Linder, Femme/Objet

Oh grateful colours, bright looks II, 2009
Photomontage original
Collage sur photo de Tim Walker
© Linder

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