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Published on Jul 28, 2016
Dr Paolo Magagnoli, Lecturer, Art History, The University of Queensland, is in conversation with Gerwyn Davies, an artist, advertiser and costume maker who is interested in the transformative potential of fashion and the construction of characters through experimental costume.
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.