Home with QAGOMA Exhibit: Artists I would isolate with…

All this time recently stuck indoors has had me thinking about artists along the lines of the ‘ultimate dinner party’ game where you dream up a list of people from throughout history that you would invite to a magnificent meal. Which artists, I have been wondering, would be most fun to bunker down with to…

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…

Watch as we install Cindy Sherman’s mural

Watch the Cindy Sherman mural installation time lapse The design of the Cindy Sherman exhibition was a collaborative process 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…

Join the livestream for our Cindy Sherman Q&A for secondary schools

The days of the gallery asking all the questions are over.  QAGOMA Learning wants to hear the voice of young people.  The art practice of Cindy Sherman is a perfect opportunity for QAGOMA to explore the ambiguities of visual culture with students who are exploring contemporary ways of thinking about and making art. Sherman’s work…

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…