Spread from Artforum 13, no. 3 (November 1974). Lynda Benglis advertisement.


Lynda Benglis

Consortium Museum
37 rue de Longvic
May 14–July 31, 2010

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Royal Hospital Military Road Kilmainham
November 4, 2009–January 24, 2010

RISD Museum
20 North Main Street
October 1–January 2, 2010

Curated by Caroline Hancock and Judith Tannenbaum

A selection of Lynda Benglis’s work—from her process-oriented poured-latex sculptures and fallen paintings of the 1960s to the videos and pleated gilt sculptures that followed—is being exhibited across four institutions, in as many countries, each iteration with its own curatorial conceit. IMMA’s installation (the artist’s first solo in a European museum) will foreground the inextricability of synthetic and bodily material by emphasizing the artist’s staging of selves and concomitant media interventions, including the controversial 1974 ad in which Benglis posed as a suntanned, lubed-up, dildo-wielding vixen. A fully illustrated monograph boasts an interview, an extensive chronology, and new essays alongside a surfeit of ephemera.