July 11, 2012 - Kunsthalle Bremen - Lynn Hershman Leeson
July 11, 2012

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Left: Lynn Hershman Leeson
, Reach (from the series Phantom Limb), 1987. 
Gelatine silver print, 105 x 75 cm.

Right: Lynn Hershman Leeson
, Construction Chart #2 (from the series Roberta Breitmore: External Transformations), 1975
. Cibachrome, 90.5 x 123 cm
.*

Lynn Hershman Leeson
Seducing Time

2 June–19 August 2012

Kunsthalle Bremen
Am Wall 207
28195 Bremen, Germany

T +49 (0)421 32908 300
F +49 (0)421 32908 470

www.kunsthalle-bremen.de

Interactive Media Art at the Kunsthalle Bremen
On the occasion of the fourth DAM DIGITAL ART AWARD |DDAA| the Kunsthalle Bremen is presenting the exhibition Lynn Hershman Leeson. Seducing Time from 2 June to 19 August 2012. The show comprises photographs, installations, and videos, placing an emphasis on interactive works. Fifty-five works provide an in-depth survey of a creative career spanning more than 40 years, giving insights into both Lynn Hershman Leeson’s development and range as an artist. Following her own interest in interaction, the works are distributed throughout the museum and in dialogue with the permanent collection of the Kunsthalle: 600 years of art history meet 21st-century media art.

The work of Lynn Hershman Leeson
Since the 1970s, Lynn Hershman Leeson (b. 1941) has been one of the leading protagonists of media art. For more than 40 years, she has been investigating issues of identity, memory, and history through the visual arts, film, and popular culture. Hershman Leeson explores themes that emerge from consumerism, the violation of the private sphere, surveillance, and personal power, consistently incorporating the viewer as an active participant in the work of art. Hershman Leeson employs continually developing digital technologies and repeatedly has provided decisive impulses to feminist discourse.

The DAM DIGITAL ART AWARD
Launched in 2005, the DAM DIGITAL ART AWARD |DDAA| (formerly d.velop digital art award) is presented every two years to an artist from the field of digital media art by the Digital Art Museum [DAM] in close cooperation with the Kunsthalle Bremen and the design agency KOMMUNIKATION LOHNZICH. The award honours the most important digital artists for their life’s work or for a significant body of work. An exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen has been devoted to each of the prize-winners. After Vera Molnar, Manfred Mohr, and Norman White, the award now pays tribute to the pioneering work of American artist Lynn Hershman Leeson.

Also on view at the Kunsthalle Bremen
Magic Mirror: The Collection after 1945
23 June­–26 August 2012
Christoph Grunenberg, the new Director of the Kunsthalle Bremen presents as his first exhibition in the newly extended Kunsthalle an ambitious survey of the museum’s holdings after 1945. He has selected many works never seen before, new acquisitions of recent years as well old favourites from the collection. The exhibition presents a chronological survey of art after 1945, arranged in thematic chapters. The exhibition ranges from Marino Marini’s paintings and sculptures of the immediate post-war years to recent major works by Maurizio Cattelan and Elmgreen and Dragset. What emerges is a personal selection which is colourful, surprising, and always provocative.

*Images above:
Left: Lynn Hershman Leeson
, Reach (from the series Phantom Limb), 1987. 
Gelatine silver print, 105 x 75 cm.
 © Courtesy of the artist.
Right: Lynn Hershman Leeson
, Construction Chart #2 (from the series Roberta Breitmore: External Transformations), 1975
. Cibachrome, 90.5 x 123 cm
. © Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

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