Paris

Refiguration/Self-hybridization n°4, 1998.

Refiguration/Self-hybridization n°4, 1998.

Paris

Orlan

Centre National de la Photographie
Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild 11 rue Berryer
March 31–June 28, 2004

Curated by Régis Durand

Long the most daring artist in her use of the body as medium, Orlan is both inspiration and freak. In sync with today’s ever more technologically assisted bodies (with retooled personas to match), the Paris-based performer rules as the foremost cyborg in contemporary art. From late-’70s parodies of conventional feminine roles to body-altering plastic surgeries in the ’90s and beyond, Orlan’s importance has yet to be calculated. The CNP aims to find out, devoting its entire space and part of the Centre de Création Contemporaine de Tours to her first retrospective. Some eighty works (from 1964 to the present) in photography, video, installation, and sculpture will be on view, with documentation and relics of her early-’90s surgeries at the CCC.