Re/discover an inspirational icon

Camille Serisier is a visual artist, her practice centres around her playful tableau of vibrant photographs, idea drawings, films and interactive installations. Through these ambitious and elaborate works Serisier uses the veil of playful absurdity to enact positive social change through storytelling. We asked Serisier to tell us how Cindy Sherman influenced her practice. I…

The design of the Cindy Sherman exhibition was a collaborative process

Watch the Cindy Sherman mural installation time lapse Cindy Sherman expands on contemporary society’s fascination with aspiration, narcissism and the cult of celebrity. Focusing on large-scale photographs made since 2000, this exhibition charts Sherman’s return as the central model in her artworks, for which she is also costume designer, make-up artist and photographer. The exhibition…

Cindy Sherman’s photographs are witty reflections of high society

Cindy Sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last 50 years. Sherman’s photographs are witty reflections on the representation of the aging female body and narcissism in contemporary pop culture. These themes are writ large in the ‘society portraits’ 2008 series, which pictures Sherman masquerading as a myriad of women claiming their…

New York ‘socialites’ pose in Nicholas Ghesquière’s designs for Balenciaga

Audiences currently have the rare opportunity to view a wide array of character studies constructed by renowned photographer Cindy Sherman. The exhibition focuses on Sherman’s photographs produced in the 21st Century, including a series made in collaboration with the fashion house Balenciaga. Sherman has received acclaim for her ability to bridge the gap between the…

Cindy Sherman’s work is the result of close observation

The first major survey of American icon Cindy Sherman’s photographs since 2000 is now on show at GOMA. The exhibition charts the artist’s ongoing commentary on social conditioning and her engagement with the construction of images and identity. In a world awash with selfies and street fashion blogs, Cindy Sherman’s photographs suggest the artist’s prescience.…

Cindy Sherman embraces an invitation from fashion house Chanel

Cindy Sherman’s conceptual portraits of herself as a series of B-grade film heroines in the ‘Untitled Film Stills’ (1977-80) resulted in her recognition as a key postmodern artist. Since gaining international attention in the 1970s, Sherman has produced an extensive body of photography, and has collaborated with a number of notable magazines and fashion houses.…