VIDEO: Who is Cindy Sherman?

In the era of the selfie, the work of conceptual photographer Cindy Sherman has a new potency.
[This is archived content and may not display in the originally intended format.]

Cindy Sherman, Image #400 (2000) Detail; courtesy the artists and Metro Pictures, New York.

Last time Cindy Sherman’s portraits were shown in a solo exhibition in Australia, most phones didn’t have cameras and the word ‘selfie’ had not been invented. In the new context, Sherman’s portraits of herself made up as others have a new social impact.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Like this content?

Become a Member and unlock unlimited Access today

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

Unlock Padlock Icon

Support us to keep providing
Arts news and jobs

Become a member and unlock access to jobs and all premium articles and news content