Cindy Sherman is renowned for her mastery of masquerade — her own image is at the centre of an inspiring array of character studies created over decades. Sherman expands on contemporary society’s fascination with aspiration, narcissism and the cult of celebrity, and explores the resulting emotional fragility. Focusing on large-scale photographs made since 2000, this exhibition charts the artist’s return as the central model in her artworks, for which she is also costume designer, make-up artist and photographer.
To celebrate the exhibition opening, Geraldine Barlow, Curatorial Manager, International Art, QAGOMA and guests Natalya Lusty, Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, The University of Sydney; Dr Llewellyn Negrin, School Coordinator, Learning and Teaching and, Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, Art Design Theory, Tasmanian College of Arts; and Dr Courtney Pedersen, Head of Discipline for Visual Arts and Senior Lecturer in Art History/Theory, Queensland University of Technology, discuss Sherman’s practice with a focus on work produced since 2000.
GOMA Talks Cindy Sherman | Free
6.30pm Thursday 21 and 28 July
Join us for discussions on contemporary feminism.
‘In Character’ | Until 28 August 2016
Tickets on sale through qtix (booking fees apply) or at the GOMA Box Office from one hour prior to film screenings.
‘In Character’ is a cinema project developed in response to the exhibition Cindy Sherman. It brings together a cast of actresses and characters who challenge our expectations for the behaviour, desire and physicality of women onscreen.