Critical Writing Index

Orlan: Nouveau Visage

by Stéphane Aquin

VOIR (Montréal edition), Sept. 18, 1997

This article catalogues Orlan's artistic development while also interviewing her about how she reads the reactions she often fields in regards to her work. While many feminists have challenged Orlan as merely reifying Western stereotypes of beauty through the use of plastic surgery, the artist sees herself as an activist in her desire to uncover where these standards of beauty actually come from.

ITEM 1997.104 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

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