Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Exhibition Review
Feb 7, 2017
East Bay Express
Sarah Burke

Lynn Hershman Leeson pioneered work about issues most pertinent today before they were even on the radar. A seminal cyberfeminist thinker, Hershman Leeson’s experimentation in new media and net-art considers surveillance, censorship, online-identity construction, and society’s relationship to technology at large — since the Sixties. From February 10 through May 21, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will present the only stateside exhibition of Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar, a restrospective of the artist’s career that first debuted at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in Germany in 2015. The featured works span an impressive spectrum of media, including a large portion of Hershman Leeson’s long-running performance project for which she took on an alternative persona by the name of Roberta Breitmore…