Linder, 'Femme / Objet'

Art , Photography
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'Sans titre', 1978 / Collage sur page de magazine / © Linder
'People we know', 2007 / Collage sur page de magazine / © Linder
'Oh grateful colours, bright looks VI', 2009 / Collage sur photo de Tim Walker / © Linder
'Oh grateful colours, bright looks II', 2009 / Collage sur photo de Tim Walker / © Linder
'Hiding but still not knowing', 1981-2010 / Photographie de Birrer / © Linder
'Cakewalk balletomane', 2010 / Collage sur page de magazine / © Linder
'Sans titre', 1981 / Collage sur photo / © Linder

Dadaism hasn’t had its last word. The proof is in this exhibiton of works by Linder Sterling, known as ‘Linder’, which flutters between luminous boxes, crazy collages, raw meat dresses and scathing performance art. The spiritual child of Hannah Höch and John Heartfield, this British activist, artist and jack-of-all trades has been using photomontage since 1976, with all the bizarre fervour of her predecessors. In her ‘automontages’, she puts herself on stage again and again, being pulled by her hair, overturning the most kitsch and misogynist symbols of the woman as object (flowers, makeup, housework). Anticonformist and passionate about music, Linder has also designed album covers for the Buzzcocks and Morrissey, and works on her own body to make it the principal canvas of her artworks. She provokes, shocks and always pushes the boundaries of what is generally considered to be acceptable – an emblematic figure of the post punk age, chaotic and pugnacious, at the Musée d’Art Moderne from February 1.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm, late opening Thu until 10pm

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