Galia Linn: Beauty Queen, Heartbreaker, High Maintenance [Softcover]
Galia Linn’s new body of work intimately addresses how tradition and spirituality are imbued in ritual objects, intermingling the notions of both women’s empowerment and human mortality. For decades, Linn has drawn inspiration from neolithic proto cities located in modern-day Southern Turkey, a society whose burial practices involved entombing the bones of deceased community members below the beds of the living, which suggests that there was no separation between life and death. In addition, evidence shows that men and women were equally treated. This exhibition builds on these ideas yet goes in a more personal direction. Because of the enforced isolation of the past year, instead of reaching outward to use distant societies as inspiration for her work, Linn turned inward, thinking about the relationship between life and death within her own cultural upbringing. The work follows Linn’s larger life-long mission of intermingling art and life and creating a seamless combination of the two.
Contributions by Anuradha Vikram (essay), Nicki Green (a conversation with the artist), and Amanda Maciel Antunes (poem).
Published January 2021
11.7 x 8.3 inches