The House of Fame: Convened by Linder, Nottingham Contemporary
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.
The exhibition identity including the window display, a catalog booklet, and an oversized newsprint publication was conceived by Kajsa Ståhl, who’s a founding member of London-based design collective Åbäke and publishing hut Dent De Leone. For the title of the show, she used InProgress by Production Type. The logo-like lockup features capital ligatures, interlocking glyphs, and smaller underlined caps, all of which are part of the font conceived by Lyon-based studio Superscript².
For Linder’s name and accompanying text, Ståhl selected Bitstream’s digitization of Franklin Gothic. The museum’s logo is set in Elegant Contemporary, a custom revival of Elegant-Grotesk, commissioned by Sara De Bondt and drawn by Jo De Baerdemaeker in 2009.
You can do a 3D tour through the exhibition space on Nottingham Contemporary’s website.
See also Linder’s The Bower of Bliss, a site-specific installation at Southwark station, London, which likewise features InProgress.
- Kajsa Ståhl (2)