CINDY SHERMAN

San Francisco, July 14 – October 8 

The San Francisco Moma is hosting “Cindy Sherman” a traveling retrospective of the work of the American artist Cindy Sherman, one of the most significant contemporary photographers. 

 

Throughout her career, from the mid-1970s to present, Sherman has presented a sustained and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of feminine representation. Her works resonate deeply with our visual culture, drawing from the unlimited supply of images from movies, television, magazines, the Internet, and art history.


Masquerading as myriad characters in front of her camera, Sherman has served as her own model for more than 30 years, constructing invented personas and tableaus. To create her photographs, she works unassisted in her studio, and assumes multiple roles as photographer, model, art director, makeup artist, hairdresser, and stylist. Through her skillful guises, she has created an astonishing and continually intriguing variety of culturally resonant characters, from sexy starlet to clown to aging socialite.

 

 

 

 

 

In conjunction with the exhibition, SFMOMA will present Cindy Sherman Selects, a series of films—selected by Sherman—that have shaped her artistic vision. Screenings will take place on Thursday evenings in July and August during the exhibition's run. 


Cindy Sherman

SFMoma, 151 Third Street, San Francisco

July 4 - October 8

Everyday 10am-5 :45pm (from  Labor day weekend in September , 11am), closed on Wednesday, until 8 :45pm on Thursday.

Admission adult $18, students and youths 13-17 $11, Senior $13. Audio tour $4. Free every first Tuesday of the month.

Film screening « Cindy Sherman selects » $5

More information and reservation on SFMoma’s website

 

 

Photos: (in order of appearance)

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #92, 1981; chromogenic color print; 24 x 47 15/16" (61 x 121.9 cm); The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Fellows of Photography Fund; © 2012 Cindy Sherman.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #193, 1989; chromogenic color print; 48 7/8 x 41 15/16" (124.1 x 106.5 cm); courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; © 2012 Cindy Sherman.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #458, 2007-08; chromogenic color print; 6' 5 3/8" x 58 1/4" (196.5 x 148 cm); courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; © 2012 Cindy Sherman.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #465, 2008; chromogenic color print; 63 3/4 x 57 1/4" (161.9 x 145.4 cm); courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; © 2012 Cindy Sherman.