The House of Fame
Convened by Linder
Nottingham Contemporary, UK
March 24-June 24, 2018
The House of Fame is an ambitious exhibition conceived by Linder. At the heart of the presentation is a retrospective of the influential British artist and musician's work, spanning more than forty years of photomontage, graphics, costume, and performance. Emerging from the Manchester punk and post-punk scenes in the 1970s, Linder focuses on questions concerning gender, commodity, and display.
This diverse practice is presented alongside almost 200 works by some thirty artists selected by Linder. Stretching from the 1600s to today -- and gathering together the worlds of art and architecture, fashion and theatre, music and design -- the exhibition includes works by Inigo Jones, Mike Kelley, Alison and Peter Smithson, Moki Cherry, Ithell Colquhoun, and Heidi Bucher, among many others. The House of Fame draws upon Linder's many sources of influence and wide-ranging collaborations.