The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents the exhibition Cindy Sherman, a retrospective tracing the groundbreaking artist’s career from the mid-1970s to the present. The exhibition brings together some 170 key photographs from the artist’s significant series—including the complete “Untitled Film Stills” (1977–80), centerfolds (1981), and the celebrated history portraits (1988–90)—plus examples from all of her most important bodies of work, ranging from her fashion photography of the early 1980s to the breakthrough sex pictures of 1992 to her 2003–04 clowns and monumental 2008 society portraits. In addition, the exhibition features the American premiere of her 2010 photographic mural, presented outside the entrance to the galleries on the Museum’s sixth floor.
Masquerading as a myriad of characters in front of her own camera, Sherman creates invented personas and tableaus that examine the construction of identity, the nature of representation, and the artifice of photography.
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