topics
tools
Expatica countries
Index Last Var.(%)
BEL 20 3083.51 0.32
DAX 9605.08 0.17
IBEX 30 10058.5 -1.04
CAC 40 4387.61 -0.20
FTSE 100 6806.86 -0.05
AEX 397.5 -0.20
DJIA 16272.65 0.46
Nasdaq 4318.933 0.63
FTSE MIB 20298.33 -0.11
TSX Composite 14214.35 0.18
ASX 5415.4 -0.10
Hang seng 22836.96 0.04
Straits Times 3110.78 0.45
ISEQ 20 836.3 0.23
EUR / USD 1.37976 0.67
EUR / GBP 0.82571 0.59
USD / GBP 0.598544 -0.10
Gold 1329.6 -0.13
Oil 108.9 -0.76
Silver 21.28 0.08
You are here: Home News Swiss News Kunsthaus Zürich stages Cindy Sherman retrospective
Enlarge font Decrease font Text size


11/03/2014Kunsthaus Zürich stages Cindy Sherman retrospective

Kunsthaus Zürich stages Cindy Sherman retrospective From 6 June to 14 September 2014, the Kunsthaus Zürich will play host to a major retrospective featuring American artist Cindy Sherman (b. 1954).

Sherman is one of the leading exponents of staged photography.

In her work she deals with issues of identity, (gender) roles and physicality, almost always using herself as the model.

Now, for the first time in Zurich, the Kunsthaus is presenting a comprehensive solo exhibition of an artist who, after Andy Warhol, is the most important practitioner of self-exploration through the media of film and photography.

Cindy Sherman's earliest works were created as far back as 1975.

Preceding the celebrated 'Untitled Film Stills' (1977 1980), these photographs were produced by the artist at home using an external shutter release, yet they were already concerned with the issues of identity and role play that were to become central to her oeuvre.

The exhibition 'Cindy Sherman Untitled Horrors' will include a selection of these early and rarely shown works as well as the latest, monumental pieces that cover entire walls. Sherman references the techniques and forms of advertising, cinema and classical painting, moving freely within these creative parameters.

The threatening heart of 'Untitled Horrors'

The principal focus of the overview, which has been compiled by the Kunsthaus together with the artist, is the threatening and grotesque.

The retrospective's subtitle, 'Untitled Horrors', is partly a reference to the exhibition's content, but also a play on the fact that Cindy Sherman invariably labels her photos 'Untitled'.

She leaves it to the viewer to read the pictures in their own way, inviting them to develop the stories behind them as they see fit, and come up with their own titles.

Over 100 works in total

The presentation will include all the key works from the various phases of Cindy Sherman's artistic career.

Iconic pieces from the early period, such as the famous 'Untitled Film Stills' series, reminiscent of images from Italian Neo-Realism and American film noir, appear alongside the later photographs of 'Hollywood/Hampton Types' (2000-2002), while the 'Clowns' (2003-2004) encounter the 'Sex Pictures' series from 1992.

These juxtapositions reveal the remarkable consistency with which, throughout her long career, the artist has engaged with fundamental issues of human existence and repeatedly explored new avenues of formal expression.

Curated by Mirjam Varadinis and created in association with the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, the presentation dispenses with a linear or chronological approach, choosing instead to throw new
light on the oeuvre of this important artist by means of unexpected combinations.

 

 

Contributed by Kunsthaus Zürich




0 reactions to this article

0 reactions to this article

Discussion Forums

Living in Switzerland

Get Real/Novelty Passports, Drivers Licenses and ID cards

Community Noticeboard Switzerland

Get Real/Novelty Passports, Drivers Licenses and ID cards

Living in Switzerland

Nursery & Garderie les P'tits Rusés in Ecublens

Community Noticeboard Switzerland

Want to study abroad? Read this!

Living in Switzerland

BUY QUALITY REAL & FAKE DRIVER LICENSE,ID CARDS,PASSPORTS,VISAS

participate in the forums

 
 
 
 
 
Inside Expatica
Residence and work permits in Switzerland

Residence and work permits in Switzerland

How to apply for a residency or work permit in Switzerland for you and your family.

How to rent and buy a house in Switzerland

How to rent and buy a house in Switzerland

Information about renting property and obtaining a mortgage in Switzerland.

Switzerland's healthcare system

Switzerland's healthcare system

Information about the Swiss healthcare system, health insurance, pharmacies and emergency numbers.

Banking in Switzerland

Banking in Switzerland

Explaining Swiss currency, banknotes, credit cards and bureaux de change.