Past exhibitions


23 September – 10 December 2017

In the autumn of 2017, there will be a chance to experience works by the internationally acclaimed photo artist Cindy Sherman (b.1954) when Museum Jorn will presents a retrospective exhibition featuring 65 photos loaned by Sammlung Olbricht, Berlin.

Cindy Sherman is one of the most influential contemporary artists who, with her startling self-exposing and innovative portraits, has assigned a crucial role to the photo in art history as well as instigating countless discussions about Western depiction of women during the 1950s until the present.

Sherman is well-known for her distinctly constructed arrangements of characters in aberrant situations where she exclusively uses herself as a model. The artist generated much attention by using artificial effects in her photos with sceneries inspired by the porn industry as well as Renaissance portraits. Exploring different identities, Sherman dons costumes, masks, and plastic body parts which she uses in performative investigations, alone and only accompanied by her camera.

The artist has earlier been represented at e.g. the Laforet Museum, Tokyo in 1984, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 1993, the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1997, Jeu de Paume, Paris in 2006 and has also curated exhibitions at notably the Venice Biennale in 2013.


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