"Paparazzi! Photgraphers, Stars and Artists," Centre Pompidou-Metz, France. February 26 - June 9, 2014
Born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Cindy Sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last half-century. Upon graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976, Sherman relocated to New York City where she began making the seminal Untitled Film Stills. She has gone on to photograph and cast herself in various roles through her masterful use of costume, setting and pose.
Cindy Sherman has had one-person exhibitions at institutions that include: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2007); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2007); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2006/07)); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2006); Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (2004); Serpentine Gallery, London (2003); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1997); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1997); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1996); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (1996); and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1987). Sherman has most recently participated in major group shows and biennials such as: ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale (2011); 10,000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2010); Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York (2010); Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice (2009/10); and The Pictures Generation: 1974-1984, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2009).
Published in conjunction with Cindy Sherman's current exhibition at Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Untitled Horrors catalogues her interest in exposing the darker sides of human nature. Through her subject matter choices, such as fairytales, disasters, and sex, and her unsettling interpretations of classical photographic genres (film stills, fashion photography, and society portraiture), she challenges us to question our often forged and bizarre attempts at projecting a semblance of normalcy. The exhibition will travel to the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (October 19 - January 19, 2014), and to Kunsthaus Zurich (opens June, 2014).
Text by Miranda July, Christian Kracht, Lars Norén, Sjón, Sara Stridsberg.
Accompanying the first major survey of Cindy Sherman’s work in the United States in nearly 15 years—curated by Eva Respini for the Museum of Modern Art, New York— this publication showcases approximately 180 photographs from the mid-1970s to the present. Respini provides an overview of Sherman’s career and Johanna Burton offers a critical re-examination of Sherman’s work in light of her recent series. A conversation between Cindy Sherman and filmmaker John Waters provides an enlightening view into the creative process.
Hatje Cantz Verlag
This new book assesses the conceptual beginnings of Cindy Sherman's early work. Following in-depth scholarly research, Gabriele Schor, director of SAMMLUNG VERBUND in Vienna, has put together this substantial survey along with an essay for the book. The German edition of this book is currently available at Metro Pictures and the English edition will be released in May of this year.
Organized chronologically, this book provides a comprehensive review of Cindy Sherman's work, from the early Bus Riders, Murder Mystery, and Untitled Film Stills, to the more recent Clowns.
This monograph is the catalogue for an international exhibition held from 2006 through 2007 at Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.