The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, October 25, 2014


Untitled Horrors: Astrup Fearnley Museet presents exhibition of photographs by Cindy Sherman
Installation view of the exhibition at Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo. Photo: Vegard Kleven.
OSLO.- Cindy Sherman (born 1954) is one of the leading and most influential artists of our time. She belongs to a generation of postmodern artists who redefined the photograph and its place in an ever more visually oriented culture.

Taking female roles in photographic representations as her starting point, Sherman creates recognizable pictures that mirror the human condition in its many nuances. Sherman’s pictures became key works in a time of turbulence for the very concept of art, and continue to challenge concepts of representation, identity and portrait.

Cindy Sherman’s pictures are both cruel and comical, repulsive and deceptive. They reflect our own conception of the world and open up for new interpretations of familiar phenomena. She uses herself as a model and equally portrays film stars and pin-up girls, as well as abnormal monsters from fantasy worlds. Sherman’s assertive use of masks, wigs and prosthetics has a disturbing effect, which is further reinforced in pictures where the human presence is gradually reduced in favour of posed dolls or traces of waste and decay.

The exhibition has been composed to emphasise the disturbing, grotesque and disquieting sides of Sherman’s pictures. These are aspects that are visible in her exploration of well-established photographic genres such as film stills, fashion photography or classic portraits, as well as in series where she explores a more abject material related to themes like fairytales, catastrophes, pornography, war and surrealism. This exhibition seeks to highlight these key aspects in her artistry and to examine their relevance through a dedicated selection of works from the beginning of her career in the mid-1970s up to the present day.

'Untitled Horrors' includes photos in a period of 30 years. The way the images are assembled in the exhibition have not been done before. The wall collages are forming a dialogue between images from different series and periods in Sherman's oeuvre, and opens new possibilities for reading the images. Parallel to the main theme of 'untitled horrors', Cindy Sherman's own involvement in the collages forms a metanarrative that runs through the entire exhibition.

The exhibition Cindy Sherman - Untitled Horrors is a co-production between Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo and Kunsthaus Zurich in Switzerland.

The exhibition is on display until September 22.





Today's News

August 13, 2013

Exhibition at Bonnard Museum presents the symbolic and iconic impact of nude art

Sotheby's to offer exceptional 20th century Chinese masterpieces from a distinguished private collection

Collection of materials by creator of Conan the Barbarian are donated to Ransom Center

Getty President and CEO Jim Cuno announces new program lifting restrictions on use of digital images

Dallas Museum of Art to open Paintings Conservation Studio in November 2013

Untitled Horrors: Astrup Fearnley Museet presents exhibition of photographs by Cindy Sherman

Romanian art expert Mariana Dragu was key witness in Dutch art heist probe

Visual dispatches from the Vietnam War at the Currier Museum of Art in New Hampshire

Leading London furniture dealer Apter-Fredericks to offer Earl Spencer's Sofa in New York

Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art opens at The Dorsky Museum at the State University of New York

Swedish auction house says online ABBA memorabilia disappoints at auction

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas to welcome its one-millionth visitor

Wild Bill Hickok's Smith & Wesson No. 2 on offer at Bonhams in San Francisco this fall

Auctions America's flagship Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend set to be bigger and better than ever

Performa 13 announces first commissions and early highlights

Three single-owner collections form centerpiece of Bonhams Beaulieu sale

Archer & Buchanan's Lenfest Center opens at ChesLen Preserve

Exhibition at GV Art seeks to examine human understandings of the natural environment

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image to present great British fashion on film

Beijing man builds rock villa on top of apartment tower

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site