Gabriele Schor: That's me - That's not me. Early works from Cindy Sherman 1975-1977

5 pm
Main exhibition room, Sherman exhibition, Building 1
Event type
Thursday Events
Cindy Sherman, Astrup Fearnley
Gabriele Schor is the author of the 2012 Catalogue raissoné of Sherman’s early works.

For more than thirty years now, Cindy Sherman (born 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) has been visualizing a whole gamut of role models and female identities. Even as a teenager, the artist loved to dress up. Contrary to popular belief, the famous Untitled Film Stills (1978–80) are not her earliest works, but rather those photographs she took as a student in Buffalo between 1975 and 1977. During those years, Sherman made playing with disguises her artistic concept, producing numerous previously unknown photographs that unite a striking number of theatrical elements. Using a variety of wigs, make-up, mimicry, gestures, expressions, and costumes, Sherman reveals different social identities by playing different roles.

Gabriele Schor, director of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND, has performed a scholarly assessment of the conceptual beginnings of her oeuvre and is now publishing a catalogue raisonné of her early work.

Her talk gives us insight into the early years of Sherman’s artistic practice, when she developed her artistic concepts and made photographs combining numerous theatrical elements.

The talk will be held in English.

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