* Museum & Gallery Shows: That’s me – That’s not me. Cindy Sherman’s Early Works
Posted by the editors on Sunday, 12 February 2012
Museum & Gallery Shows: That’s me – That’s not me. Cindy Sherman’s Early Works: At the Sammlung Verbund Vertical Gallery..”..For more than 35 years, Cindy Sherman (born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) has been visualising a multitude of role models and female identities through the use of make-up, wigs, clothing, facial expression and gestures. Even as an adolescent, the artist loved to dress up. Contrary to general opinion, it is not the famous Untitled Film Stills (1977-1980) that form her early work, but rather the photography that she created in Buffalo as early as 1975 until 1977. During these years, she elevated the game of transformation into an artistic concept and the result was numerous hitherto unknown works, featuring moments of theatre as well as of film.
In close collaboration with the artist, Gabriele Schor has academically researched the conceptual and performative beginnings of Cindy Sherman’s œuvre on behalf of SAMMLUNG VERBUND and is now publishing the “catalogue raisonné” of her early works, which is appearing in January 2012 in the Hatje Cantz publishing company, in German and English editions. The book is a collaboration between Cindy Sherman, SAMMLUNG VERBUND and Metro Pictures..” 27 January 2012-16 May 2012. Formative, excellent..
image: Cindy Sherman, “Untitled”, 1975/Art News