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Routledge Practitioner of the Month: ORLAN


ORLAN is a French performance artist specializing in ‘carnal art’. Transforming her face and her body using plastic surgery, she is challenging the commonly held standard of what beauty is. Click here to find out more.

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ORLAN's art, made up of photographs, installations, sculptures, texts, objects, films and performances, has won multiple awards and been exhibited internationally.

Want to find out more about the artist? We have recently published ORLAN: A Hybrid Body of Artworks which gives ‘access as never before to the extraordinary woman who at once makes and is her art’ (Martin Jay, Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley).

Each month we will be celebrating one of the great many practitioners that we have had the pleasure publishing books about. Check back at the beginning of each month to find out a bit more about them.

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  1. ORLAN

    A Hybrid Body of Artworks

    Edited by Simon Donger, Simon Shepherd

    ORLAN: A Hybrid Body of Artworks is an in-depth academic account of ORLAN's pioneering art in its entirety. The book covers her career in performance and a range of other art forms. This single accessible overview of ORLAN's practices describes and analyses her various innovative...

    Published May 20th 2010 by Routledge