Linder, Magnitudes of Performance VII, 2012, photomontage, 11 × 17 1⁄8".

Linder, Magnitudes of Performance VII, 2012, photomontage, 11 × 17 1⁄8".


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Having crossed from the Manchester, UK, punk scene in the 1970s to major public commissions, such as for London’s Art on the Underground series, Linder has turned into a widely embraced icon of British art and feminism, celebrated for photomontages that dissect glamour, gender, and sex with surgical precision. “Ever Standing Apart from Everything,” spanning more than seventy works from the past decade, gave viewers a close-up look at Linder’s continued efforts to subvert commercially manufactured desires via her transformation of fashion and porn spreads from her unorthodox archive, one page at a time.

Creating a pointed update of Richard Hamilton’s 1950s Pop works, Linder in several series joined images of designer furniture with those of figures in fashion and porn’s consumer fantasies, exposing the objectification of the female body and the fetishization of commodity objects. (She sources

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