Exhibition Catalogue - Linderism (2020)
Catalogue of exhibition held at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (February - October 2020)
Edited by Amy Tobin with Alina Khakoo
With contributions by James Boaden, Alyce Mahon, Amy Tobin, Sarah Victoria Turner
Preface by Andrew Nairne
Published by Kettle’s Yard and Koenig Books, 2020
Dr James Boaden (University of York) contributed an essay entitled ‘At the Ballet’ to the catalogue of the exhibition Linderism held at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. Linderism is a major retrospective of the artist Linder Sterling, who co-curated the exhibition and created new works inspired by and for the space at Kettle’s Yard. The exhibition opened on 15 February 2020 and has been extended until 11 October, due to the enforced Covid-19-related closure.
‘Accompanying the first in-depth survey of Linder's work in the UK, Linderism reproduces works from across her career, from her punk collages to her recent work, and offers four new perspectives on her wide-ranging practice by James Boaden, Alyce Mahon, Amy Tobin and Sarah Victoria Turner.
The essays address Linder's early photomontages forged in the crucible of punk and postpunk culture in the North-West of England, as well as more recent shifts in her practice encompassing spirituality, the occult and the surreal. Linderism includes extensive documentation of working drawings and research images--the materials that have long formed the basis of her practice--as well as documentation of works included in the survey exhibition.’
Kettle Yard’s director Andrew Nairne wrote the Preface; Amy Tobin, co-curator of the exhibition, wrote the Introduction. As well as a timeline and a section of Captions, the four essays are:
‘Linderism: The Red Period’ by Amy Tobin
‘At the Ballet’ by James Boaden
‘The Language of Flowers’ by Alyce Mahon
‘Raisng Old Ghosts: Linder’s Conversations wit the Dead’ by Sarah Victoria Turner
Main image: Exhibition catalogue 'Linderism' (Kettle's Yard, 2020)