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 Sherman, Cindy (1954 - )
USA

Untitled (Film Still Nº37), 1979

Black and white photograph;
24.7 x 20.2 cm
Body Art

UID 102-534



Biography

American photographer. Studied at Buffalo State College between 1972 and 1976, directing her interest towards photography which she considered as an appropriate means of expression for a society dominated by means of communication. Her photographs are portraits of herself in various settings and according to various female stereotypes. There is a panoply of characters and stagings whose sources are taken from popular culture: old films, soap operas and sensational magazines. With her series from the 80s, Film Stills, Sherman rapidly occupied a featured place in the world of international art. Although these works are imbued with strong feelings of introspection and provocative sensuality, the photographs that mark the end of the decade have elements of horror and decadence. At the beginning of the 90s, she created a kind of caricature of historical characters portrayed in a series entitled, History Portraits. This was followed by series related with sex, horror and monstrous figures. Her work has been included in the same category as that of Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo and Richard Prince. Some of her works are part of the collections at the Tate Gallery in London, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington and the New York museums MoMA, Metropolitan and Brooklyn.



Exhibitions

Photography in The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
01-02-2005 ~ 30-04-2005

Cinema e Pintura
Cinemateca Portuguesa, Portugal
03-01-2003 ~ 03-03-2003

A Look at The Berardo Collection
Museu de José Malhoa, Portugal
23-07-2001 ~ 26-10-2001

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001

A Look at The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
18-06-2000 ~ 30-09-2000

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001

Sedução Cinema & Pintura
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
27-06-2006 ~ 31-01-2007

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

Au Féminin
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France
23-07-2009 ~ 29-09-2009

Fragmentos Arte Contemporânea na Colecção Berardo
MACE, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
24-09-2010 ~ 23-01-2011

She is a Femme Fatale – A Colecção Berardo em Campus
FTC na Costa da Caparica, Portugal
08-04-2010 ~ 07-06-2010


Bibliography

Christie's, Contemporary Art (Part II), 1993
Published by Christie's

Sedução Cinema & Pintura, 2006
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729903034

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105

A Look at The Berardo Collection, 2000
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729742839







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