A Feminist Challenges Feminine Ideals at the MaM in Paris
English feminist Linder Sterling made a name for herself by questioning society's vision of the female form. Now, she is being honored by the Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris (le Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris) -- also known as the MaM.
From February 1 until April 21, 2013, the MaM will present an exhibition entitled 'Femme / Object' ('Woman / Object'), which brings together more than 200 works by the feminist artist. Encompassing everything from photographic collages to edible dresses, this collection represents that first retrospective of Linder Stering, known to the artistic world simply as 'Linder.' In addition to visual art, Linder's work incorporates elements and themes from music and fashion as well.
Guests staying at one of the Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées can therefore take advantage of their location close to the iconic avenue in order to visit the MaM, which is located in the 16th arrondissement on the Avenue du Président Wilson. In addition to traditional forms of art, the exhibit will also include videos and retransmissions of live performances put on by Linder in the 1970s and 1980s.
Those who visit the retrospective 'Femme / Object' will discover an artist who expresses her skepticism about the feminine ideals that are propagated by society. To Linder, these ideals have done nothing but alienate women, and her shocking works of art attempt to depict this alienation in a way that grabs the attention of the spectator. With a career that began in 1976, Linder's artistic coming-of-age corresponded perfectly with that of the feminist movement.