25 May 2015
Around 60 works to cover almost all the phases in Cindy Sherman’s career, from the mid-seventies until the present day. A retrospective that simply bears the artist’s name, suggesting that the whole course of Sherman’s development resembles the creation of a single, great work: an inexhaustible inquiry into the perception of the female image, subject to the pressure of social stereotypes, gender roles and canons of beauty created by the mass media. The sole protagonist of her pictures, at once in front of and behind the camera, Sherman’s focus has always been the investigation of distortions of vision, desire and the conception of being a woman, turning the self-portrait into a warped mirror in which photographing yourselves becomes a representation of the many ways in which you can lose your identity.
Curated by Ingvild Goetz and Karsten Löckemann
January 29 > July 18, 2015