Join us for the second in a series of talks exploring Linder’s multi-sensorial work taking place across Kettle’s Yard as part of our Linderism exhibition.
The talk will led by the curators of ‘Feast and Fast’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum: Vicky Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Melissa Calaresu, Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge.
FREE, booking recommended
Most well known for her photomontage, this exhibition explores the diverse range of Linder’s practice. It explores Linder as performance artist, zine-maker, musician, documentary-photographer, collaborator, muse, guru, medium and body-builder.
Through the use of the Kettle’s Yard Archive, Linder also approaches Helen Ede’s elusive presence in Kettle’s Yard. Linder reinstates Helen through the creation of ‘House of Helen’, a brand of products available in the shop. A series of new commissions engage all five senses and see Linder staging interventions in all areas of Kettle’s Yard.
Linder was born in Liverpool in 1954 and was an active figure in the punk and post-punk music scenes. Probably best known for the album covers which she created, her photomontages often combine everyday images taken from fashion or home magazines with images from pornography.
About Vicky Avery
Dr Victoria Avery FSA has been Keeper of Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, since 2010 prior to which she was Associate Professor in the History of Art Department, University of Warwick (2005-10). She has researched, lectured and published extensively on Italian Cinquecento sculpture, most recently co-authoring with Paul Joannides, A Michelangelo Discovery (2015). She was awarded the Premio Salimbeni 2012 for her British Academy-funded monograph, Vulcan’s Forge in Venus’ City: The Story of Bronze in Venice, 1350-1650 (2011). She has also published on various aspects of the applied arts, including the co-authored Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition catalogue, Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (2015). Victoria is currently finalising the publication of the ‘Michelangelo Discovery’ conference proceedings, and preparing a monograph on the sculpture of Alessandro Vittoria (1525-1608), complete with catalogue raisonné.
About Melissa Calaresu
Melissa Calaresu is a cultural historian who originally trained as a historian of political thought in Cambridge. Her work moves between her current interest in material culture and, most broadly, the history of ideas in early modern Europe. She is writing a cultural history of the Neapolitan enlightenment which grew out of her doctoral dissertation on Francesco Mario Pagano and the political culture of late eighteenth-century Naples, combined with newer interests on the material interests of the European reform movement. Her recent work includes the history of ice and ice-cream in eighteenth-century Italy which explores some of the recent paradigms of enlightenment historiography. This, in turn, has led to research on food-sellers in history and Calaresu is currently completing a volume chapter on Ambrogio Brambilla and the representation of food-selling in early modern Rome.
The galleries on the ground floor are fully accessible. They can be accessed easily from the entrance area by steps or a ramp.