Tom McDonough: Human / Capital: Labour and horror in the work of Cindy Sherman

Date
29.08.2013
Time
5 pm
Location:
Main exhibition room, Sherman exhibition, Building 1
Event type
Thursday Events
What would it mean to ask after the place of labour in Cindy Sherman's artwork? Where could we locate the labouring body? Even a quick review of her three decades of photography reveals the striking lack of images of women at work, but there is one notable exception: Sherman's 1997 horror film 'Office Killer'.

Despite its general absence from considerations of her work, the film - in foregrounding the workplace - provides us with an important opportunity to consider how labour, the body, and the grotesque form a crucial intersection of meaning in Sherman's larger project. 

Tom McDonough (Binghamton, USA) is a critic and historian who write frequently on contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on photography. Recent essays have explored the work of Iñaki Bonillas, Talia Chetrit, Anne Collier, Shannon Ebner, Robert Heinecken, Zoe Leonard, and Jean-Luc Moulène. McDonough is also associate professor of art history at Binghamton University, State University of New York, where he teaches history and theory of contemporary art.

The talk will be held in English.

Free entrance.

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