Preview: Lynn Hershman Leeson in Season 9 of Art21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century” (2018)

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In the mid-1970s, maybe a little earlier,
I had done a sculptural painting of a man. And a collector went to a gallery
and bought the work. I wanted to meet him,
but the gallery didn’t want me to meet him because “Lynn” could be either male or female. Somehow he found out I was female and he returned the work because he said
that women weren’t good investments– women artists didn’t make a good investment. He was wrong.
[LAUGHS] I did start out doing painting and drawing and then moved into sculpture. Then sculpture with sound. [RECORDING] …trying to remember who we are. Video, film, artificial intelligence. Then computer-based work. I do work that confronts
where we are in society.


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