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Cindy Sherman

Born, 1954 in New Jersey, USA

American photographer and film maker.

From the biography section of the artist’s website: “By turning the camera on herself, Cindy Sherman has built a name as one of the most respected photographers of the late twentieth century. Although, the majority of her photographs are pictures of her, however, these photographs are most definitely not self-portraits. Rather, Sherman uses herself as a vehicle for commentary on a variety of issues of the modern world: the role of the woman, the role of the artist and many more. It is through these ambiguous and eclectic photographs that Sherman has developed a distinct signature style. Through a number of different series of works, Sherman has raised challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women in society, the media and the nature of the creation of art.”

Website address: www.cindysherman.com

Sherman’s work was discussed and illustrated in Exiles, Diasporas & Strangers, one of four books in a series titled Annotating Art’s Histories, jointly published by The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts and iniva the Institute of International Visual Arts, London, published in 2008 and edited by Kobena Mercer. The chapter relating to Sherman was Adrian Piper, 1970-1975: Exiled On Main Street, by Kobena Mercer

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1987

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Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Preston, United Kingdom

»  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

London, United Kingdom

»  Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich, United Kingdom