Civic Radar - Lynn Hershman Leeson

Book: Civic Radar

“[An] Indespensable book.” -Holland Cotter

Civic Radar presents the first comprehensive overview of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s work. Edited by Peter Weibel, with contributions from thirteen renowned authors.

Available from D.A.P. or Amazon

Electronic SuperHighway - Lynn Hershman Leeson

Current Exhibitions and Screenings

 

Manual Override

The Shed
New York, New York
November 13, 2019 – January 2020
theshed.org

Uncanny Values

Vienna Biennial for Change 2019
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Vienna, Austria
May 29 – June 10, 2019
mak.at

Surrogates

Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Los Angeles, California
May 11 – July 6, 2019
kaynegriffincorcoran.com

Snap + Share: Transmitting Photographs from Mail Art to Social Networks

SF MoMA
San Francisco, California
March 30 – August 4, 2019
sfmoma.org

First Person Plural

Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
Madrid, Spain
February 15 – June 16, 2019
ca2m.org

Current Projects

Feature on Art21

Lynn Hershman Leeson is at once a pointed critic and a sly practical jokester, as she explores the roles that technology, media, and artifice play in society. This episode surveys the artist’s richly varied body of work, from her early performances as the fictional character Roberta Breitmore to the more recent VertiGhost, a work incorporating surveillance video and sculpture that offers a feminist riff on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” Overlooked for the better part of her decades-long career, Leeson is now recognized as a pioneering multidisciplinary artist and critiques the gender biases that excluded her and other women artists.

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