Orlan - UCLA Art|Sci center

Jan 17th, 2006

The French artist Orlan began her highly-unconventional career at the age of seventeen with a series of staged photographs of her own body, which has become her art “medium”, her primary creative voice. She continued to make her body the center of public and aesthetic debate with works and performances staged in the most prestigious art galleries in France. Orlan’s art has taken a myriad of forms: painting, sculpture, poetry, photography, and video. She addresses themes of disfiguration and refiguration, virtual and real, beauty and grotesque as well as sexuality, female identity, and Catholic symbolism. Her current digital photograph work “Self-Hybridizations” continues to question the social and cultural pressure exerted on the body. She now lives in Los Angeles.

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