ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LINDER / THE ART-PUNK PIONEER

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LINDER / THE ART-PUNK PIONEER

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LINDER / THE ART-PUNK PIONEER
Linder Sterling (born 1954, Liverpool), commonly known as Linder, an prominent figure in the punk and post-punk Manchester music scene, is one of the most influential artists shaping the visual manifest of an artistic movement that rejected the social and political trajectory, out of which came bands like The Fall, Joy Division, The Buzzcocks, Magazine, The Smiths and Ludus, of which she was the lead singer.

Her 30-year body of work of collages and photomontages is created with a methodology much in common with the subversive practices of the times: Ripping things apart and reassembling them as a way of showing the counterfeit quality and construction of any social image through juxtapositions that normally remain distinct. In addition to her work with collages, she has applied her assemblage tactics to photography, her own portraiture, collaborations and performances, taking possession of their various manifestations either independently or simultaneously.

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Images: Linder, Hiding but still not knowing, 1981-2010 © Linder Sterling. Courtesy of the artist; Modern Art, London; Dépendance, Brussels; Andréhn- Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Paris; and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo.

Installation view; LINDER, Linderama, 2014, Nottingham Contemporary