Professor Emerita pushes boundaries at Art Basel
Artnet’s Tim Schneider has named professor emerita Lynn Hershman Leeson’s “Twisted Gravity” one of the most boundary-pushing works at this year’s Art Basel.
“Lynn Hershman Leeson has been working at the forefront of technology and feminism for nearly six decades,” writes Schneider. “In the late 1960s, her practice began incorporating a motif called the water woman, a silhouette of Hershman Leeson’s own body broken into water droplets. The image alludes to the phenomenon of women ‘evaporating’ from too many spaces in public life (history books, executive positions, museum collections) due to external forces.”
Hershman Leeson is featured in Altman Siegel and Bridget Donahue.
Read the complete review here.