Liliane Lijn, Cosmic Dramas
mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
30th November 2012 – 28th February 2013
From the early 1980s, Lijn began to develop a new female archetype, using a broad range of materials, media and new technologies, referencing mythological beings and merging them with images from both nature and industry. Bridging art and drama, Conjunction of Opposites [Woman of War & Lady of the Wild Things], The Bride and The Electric Bride are ‘the beginnings of a consciousness of spectacular feminist contemporary art’. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication, in which texts by Althea Greenan and Guy Brett are accompanied by drawings and excerpts from the artist’s notebooks.