Exhibition: Cindy Sherman at SFMOMA
July 14 - October 08, 2012
Retrospective Survey & Accompanying Publication
The name Cindy Sherman has been firmly established in the rank of legend. This retrospective survey gives a healthy but not at all exhaustive look at the artist's work over the past 35 years, and includes more than 170 works.
Early works from her key series, including a healthy representation of the "Untitled Film Stills" (1977 - 1980); decorative history portrits (1989 - 1990); society portraits (2008); and recent photographic murals (2010) are all represented in the show. Looking through the work we can trace the shifts in Sherman's attention: early focus on the stereotypical depiction of the female figure in 1950's & 1960's cinematography; play with art history referents; pause at the weight and importance of youth and beauty on contemporary society. Exhibition also to reflect on all the major themes in Sherman's work, including " artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity" (MoMA). This will be the American debut of the new mural work.
This exhibition began at MoMA, NYC and has moved to SFMOMA. To further enrich the exhibition the artist has selected a series of films from MoMA's collection for screening through the run of her show; a publication also accompanies the exhibition.
For more information on the exhibition, related events, or to view exhibition online please visit SFMOMA
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