One of four new greetings cards which features details of Linder’s commission Bower of Bliss (2021)
Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce the release of four new blank greetings cards which have been made locally in Liverpool. The cards feature details of Linder’s street-level billboard commission Bower of Bliss (2021) from the 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial.
For Liverpool Biennial 2021, Linder was commissioned to produce a street-level billboard Bower of Bliss (2021) within Liverpool ONE. The centuries old phrase “Bower of Bliss” has been used across literature to signify the birthplace and point of origin. For the poet Edmund Spenser, it meant “womb”. For Linder, the connotations link back to her experience of being carried in her mother’s womb in Liverpool in 1954. Her billboard commission presented the “Bower of Bliss” as a safe space, something that is needed now more than ever. The photomontage was made up of images from Liverpool archives and also from Linder’s own collection.
Liverpool Biennial have worked with Linder to produce these items alongside a matching vegan alternative silk scarf, available here. All four greetings cards can be bought in a collection, available here.
Linder (b. 1954, Liverpool, UK) lives and works in London, UK. Linder is internationally renowned for her radical feminism. She uses photography, photomontage and performance to critique past and contemporary gender roles, specifically the representation of women. Fashion, music and performance are important features in her work, often referencing her background in the 1970s punk and post-punk scenes. As part of her investigations into women’s history, Linder researches archives and develops displays championing underrepresented voices. Linder is the recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award, UK (2017). Recent exhibitions include Kettle’s Yard, UK (2020) Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2018); Art on the Underground, UK (2018); Glasgow Women’s Library, UK (2018); and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (2013).
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White marquet 320gsm card with light grey 135gsm envelope
105mm x 148mm, 148mm x 105mm