Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, 1979, Photo by violarenate, Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution license. Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, 1979, Photo by violarenate, Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution license.

Make the Time: Cindy Sherman at MoMA

From February 26 through June 11, 2012, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will host a retrospective exhibition of Cindy Sherman’s highly influential photographs.  For over thirty years, Sherman has photographed herself in various guises and disguises, casting herself in stereotypical female roles with seemingly endless creativity and imagination.  Over the course of her career, the feminist artist has featured herself in old Hollywood film stills, Old Master paintings, and society portraits drawing attention to the constructions of gender identity in modern and contemporary culture.  The artist, however, is conspicuously absent; Cindy Sherman, the real woman, never appears perhaps because there are no real women in such constructions.

Click here for a slideshow of the exhibition.

 

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