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Published on May 31, 2016
To celebrate the opening of 'Cindy Sherman', Geraldine Barlow, Curatorial Manager, International Art, QAGOMA and guests discuss Sherman's practice with a focus on work produced since 2000 / Auslan interpreted
Panellists: Natalya Lusty, Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, The University of Sydney Dr Llewellyn Negrin, School Coordinator, Learning and Teaching and, Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, Art Design Theory, Tasmanian College of Arts Dr Courtney Pedersen, Head of Discipline for Visual Arts and Senior Lecturer in Art History / Theory, Queensland University of Technology.
Cindy Sherman is renowned for her mastery of masquerade — her own image is at the centre of an inspiring array of character studies created over decades. Sherman expands on contemporary society's fascination with aspiration, narcissism and the cult of celebrity, and explores the resulting emotional fragility. Focusing on large-scale photographs made since 2000, this exhibition charts the artist's return as the central model in her artworks, for which she is also costume designer, make-up artist and photographer. The exhibition includes two series made with high fashion houses Balenciaga and Chanel, and an entirely new body of work shown for the first time outside New York.