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Title

One Orlan body of books


Artist

Orlan

France

30 May 1947 -


About

ORLAN’s work explores different techniques such as photography, video, sculpture, drawing, installation, performance, biotechnology, etc. She was the first artist to use surgery as an artistic medium. ORLAN has had retrospectives in France, Italy, Estonia and Spain and has been represented in Biennales in Turkey, Poland, Russia, Australia and South Korea, as well as numerous French biennales and, notably, the Venice Biennale in Italy five times.
‘One Orlan body of books’ symbolises the work and time spent by Orlan as artist in residence at the Getty Center, Los Angeles in 2006/07 in addition to the work done by the other guest scholars at the Center at that time. Each book which appears behind Orlan’s body was offered by each resident scholar.


Details


Date

2007


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

colour inkjet photograph


Dimensions

16.0 x 37.8 cm image; 33.8 x 48.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Orlan 2007".


Credit

Anonymous gift 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

118.2012


Artist information

Orlan

Works in the collection

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