VIDEO: Who is Cindy Sherman?

In the era of the selfie, the work of conceptual photographer Cindy Sherman has a new potency.
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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.

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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