The House of Fame: Convened by Linder

Linder, Pythia, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Stuart Shave/Modern Art. Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth
Linder, What I Do To Please You I Do, 1981-2008. Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art, Dependance, Andrehn Schiptjenko, Blum & Poe
  • Linder, Pythia, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Stuart Shave/Modern Art. Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth
  • Linder, What I Do To Please You I Do, 1981-2008. Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art, Dependance, Andrehn Schiptjenko, Blum & Poe

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 40 years of photomontage, graphics, costume and performance. Emerging from the Manchester punk and post-punk scenes in the 1970s, Linder focuses on questions of gender, commodity and display.

This diverse practice is presented alongside almost 200 works by some 30 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.

Linder has spent the time leading up to this exhibition as the first artist-in-residence in Chatsworth House’s 500-year history.

Linder and Richard Nicoll, Costumes from The Darktown Cakewalk: Celebrated from the House of FAME, 2010, courtesy the artist and the Estate of Richard Nicoll.  Installation view of The House of Fame: an exhibition convened by Linder, March – June 2018, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Stuart Whipps.
Installation view of The House of Fame: an exhibition convened by Linder, March – June 2018, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Stuart Whipps.
Installation view of The House of Fame: an exhibition convened by Linder, March – June 2018, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Stuart Whipps.
John McCann, House of the Future, Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia, London: the sitting room 1956. Courtesy of RIBA Collections.  Installation view of The House of Fame: an exhibition convened by Linder, March – June 2018, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Stuart Whipps.
Linder, It’s the Buzz, Cock!, 2015, duratrans on light box. Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art, Blum & Poe, Dependance and Andrehn Schiptjenko.  Installation view of The House of Fame: an exhibition convened by Linder, March – June 2018, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Stuart Whipps.

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