Lea Lublin Interrogations sur la Femme (Interrogations about Woman) 1978

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The questions that Lublin composed for this banner—including “Is woman a sexual object?” and “Is woman private property?”—reveal and interrogate social stereotypes about women. While the artist had previously deployed the banner format in installations that invited audience participation, this work was designed to be used as a ritual object for a performance. Lublin gathered participants and together they lowered a version of the banner into the Seine River, in Paris, in an act of symbolic dissolution. As the artist had declared in 1969, “Think and strike. Think. Walk freely. . . . Reflect and act. Art will become life.”

Gallery label from 2021
Synthetic polymer paint on fabric, wood, and string
109 1/16 x 69 11/16" (277 x 177 cm)
Acquired through the generosity of The Modern Women's Fund, the Latin American and Caribbean Fund, Estrellita Brodsky, and Mauro Herliltzka
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© 2024 Lea Lublin
Media and Performance

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