Preview: Lynn Hershman Leeson in Season 9 of Art21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century” (2018)

Lynn Hershman Leeson reflects on the progression of her practice, fluid in medium while consistent in message, in this preview of the upcoming “San Francisco Bay Area” episode from Season 9 of the “Art in the Twenty-First Century” television series.

Recalling an experience from the 1970s where her work was purchased and subsequently returned by a male buyer, Leeson says, “Somehow he found out I was female and he returned the work because he said that women weren’t good investments. He was wrong.”

Lynn Hershman Leeson was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941. At once a pointed critic and a sly practical jokester, Leeson has worked across a wide range of mediums, from drawing, painting and sculpture to interactive films, net-based media works, and artificial intelligence. Overlooked for the better part of her decades-long career, Leeson is a pioneering multidisciplinary artist, critiquing the deep seated gender biases that have excluded her and other women artists.

Learn more about the artist at:
https://art21.org/artist/lynn-hershman-leeson/

Season 9 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” premieres September 21 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS. “San Francisco Bay Area” airs September 28 at 9:00 p.m.

Learn more about the new season at:
https://art21.org/season9

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