• 2 December 2019
  • Deadline for proposals: noon on Monday 2 December.


Kettle’s Yard & Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

13 & 14 March

On the occasion of the exhibition Linderism, a survey of the work of British artist Linder, Kettle’s Yard and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British seek papers reflecting on Linder’s five-decade long career, and the many contexts in which she has practised. Best known for her photomontages, Linder’s work is central to histories of feminist art and experimental art practice. She has both broken down barriers between art and popular culture, and explored complex and obscured histories. Her work ranges from photomontage, to collage, to photography, to music, performance and sculpture. It defies categorisation in its radical materiality.

In recognition of Linder’s far ranging interests we also seek contributions that go beyond contemporary practice. Papers may address longer histories of collage and photomontage in Britain and internationally, the intersection of art and music, or art and fashion, as well as erotic art, feminism and pornography, Romanticism in recent art and feminist aesthetics. Contributors may also consider the work of other artists, whether they be contemporaries such as Penny Slinger or Annegret Soltau, influences, such as Ithell Colquhoun and Barbara Hepworth, or like minds. Proposals may go beyond these areas.

Proposals for papers or presentations should take the form of a written statement of no more than 500 words, stating the research questions and the means by which these will be addressed. A short, one-paragraph biography should also be included at the bottom of the proposal (this is in addition to the 500 words allotted for the proposal).

Please send Word or PDF documents to Ella Fleming ([email protected])

There will be some funding available to cover speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses.

Image details: Linder, Superautomatisme Ballets Russes I, 2015, enamel on magazine page, 25.8 x 20.6cm. Copyright Linder Sterling. Courtesy the artist and Modern Art, London.