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

 

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

Architecture Effects

Guggenheim Bilbao
Bilbao, Spain
December 5, 2018 – April 28, 2019
guggenheim-bilbao.eus

Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art 1965-2018

Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, New York
September 28 2018 – April 14, 2019
whitney.org

Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media

ZKM
Karlsruhe, Germany
July 14, 2018 – February 24, 2019
zkm.de

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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