Linder, Art and Industry VII, 2022
Linder / Sex-Pol
Nov 5 – Dec 17, 2022
Los Angeles, USA

Blum is pleased to present a solo presentation with UK-based artist Linder. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and her first in Los Angeles in nine years.

Since the 1970s, Linder has made sharp transformations to found images of the sexualized, commodified, and exploited body. For her latest exhibition Sex-Pol, titled after a sexual liberation movement helmed by Wilhelm Reich in the 1920s and ‘30s, Linder constructs her signature photomontages as visual explications of the vast complexities of desire across time and space. This investigation is rooted in distinct thematic universes that the artist philosophically inhabits. In three new series respectively titled Art and Industry, HE Shells, and Le Theatre – she delves into longing and resistance under 1930s fascist rule, previously examined in her works made for David O. Russell’s film Amsterdam (2022). In another, Linder explores the Ancient Greek concept of Eros as it plays out in contemporary pornography. With other works on view, she amplifies the performative eroticism and body confidence displayed in the stage aesthetic of artistic collaborators – that of Texas-based occult musical artist Rabit and ballroom influenced multidisciplinary collective the House of Kenzo. The installation unfolds in a color spectrum, which transitions from a silvery black-and-white to vivid hues of green and sienna.

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