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Alter Ego: Roberta Breitmore Series Opening Reception

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ShanghART Singapore

9 Lock Road

#02-22

Singapore, 108937

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ShanghART Singapore is pleased to announce Lynn Hershman’s first solo exhibition in Asia – Alter Ego (Roberta Breitmore Series), showcasing her best-known series created from1973 – 1978, giving the audience here an opportunity to better understand the artist who has not just been advancing with the times, but often even ahead of her time.

In the past 50 years, American artist Lynn Hershman has been continuously creating a pioneering body of works in drawing, videos, collage, performance, installation, site-specific art and recently digital technologies, interactive web-based works, Bio Art, etc. She has largely been ignored and disregarded for decades but her work in all her different media has proven remarkably ahead of its time. It is only in recent times when her works started to gradually attract wide attention in the United States and Europe.

This exhibition will showcase Lynn Hershman ’s representative and critical series of works of Roberta Breitmore in 1973-1978. The works examine the relationship between individuals' "real" and "virtual" identities – a topic that is still very much relevant in this day and age of consumerism; when issues such as Facebook’s data breach and mass surveillance in everyday life forces us to reevaluate the balance between privacy, security, and convenience; and an environment where technology is increasingly intertwined with our lives.

Opening Reception: 1 Jun 2018, 5pm
Exhibition Period : 2 Jun - 16 Aug 2018
Opening Hours: Daily from 11am – 7pm, excluding Mondays, Tuesdays, and Public Holidays
Address: ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937

About Lynn Hershman

American artist Lynn Hershman (b.1941) has been doing artistic practice for more than 50 years and internationally acclaimed for her art and films. As one of the earliest new media vanguard artists, Lynn Hershman is widely recognised for her innovative work investigating issues that are now recognised as key to the workings of society: the relationship between humans and technology, identity, surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression. Over the decades, she has made pioneering contributions to the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation and interactive as well as net-based media art.


Find out more: http://www.shanghartsingapore.com/gallerysg/exhibition.htm?exbId=11787

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