Cindy Sherman: The 1st museum exhibition in Greece of the woman who photographed female stereotypes for decades

Cindy Sherman

The exhibition "Cindy Sherman at Cycladic: Early Works" will be at the Museum of Cycladic Art from May 30 to November 4

More than a hundred works by Cindy Sherman will be presented in the exhibition entitled "Cindy Sherman at Cycladic: Early Works," organised by the Museum of Cycladic Art from May 30 to November 4, 2024, at Megaron Stathatou.

This is the first museum exhibition of photographic works by the important American artist in Greece, which will feature landmark works from her early series of photographs Untitled Film Stills (1977-1980), as well as from the series Rear Screen Projections (1980), Centerfolds (1981) and Color Studies (1982).

Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96, 1981. Color print, 61 x 121.9 cm. © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Sherman transforms herself into various fictional characters she captures in different settings, taking on all the roles necessary to create her works. The exhibition focuses on women, their identity and their portrayal, exploring a wide range of female stereotypes and posing questions that always remain relevant.

Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, New York. He lives and works in New York. For more than four decades, her subversive photographs have explored issues of representation and identity in modern media.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21, 1978. Gelatin silver halide print, 20.3 x 25.4 cm. © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21, 1978. Gelatin silver halide print, 20.3 x 25.4 cm. © Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Sherman came to prominence in the late 1970s as a Pictures Generation art group member alongside artists such as Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince and Louise Lawler. She turned to photography during her studies at Buffalo State College in the early 1970s.

In 1977, shortly after moving to New York, she began the internationally acclaimed series of 70 black and white photographs Untitled Film Stills.

In this series, Sherman embodies many stereotypical female characters inspired by images of Hollywood, film noir and B movies.

Using different costumes and props to alter her appearance and create photographs resembling film promotional images, she explores the relationship between artifice and identity in consumer culture, which has preoccupied her practice ever since.

Cindy Sherman
CINDY SHERMAN, UNTITLED #92, 1981. COLOR PRINT, 61 X 121.9 CM. © CINDY SHERMAN. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

Info: Museum of Cycladic Art, Megaro Stathatou/ 1 Vasilissis Sophia & Herodotou, 106 74, Athens, tel. 210 7228321-3, www.cycladic.gr

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