Spearheading artistic extravagance, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is set to host a Cindy Sherman retrospective with a selection of works from ‘The Collection’ (1975-2020), from April 1 to August 31, 2020, in Paris.
Considering her photographs as conceptual art, the 65-year-old New York photographer is known for staging herself in her works, having modified and made up her face and body using ever-changing methods. Her work, in the form of a series, tends towards a reflection on the photographic medium in relation to painting and on the place of women and their representation in contemporary society. Sherman particularly criticises the image and role of the average American woman of 1960s and 70s, denying the notions of social typologies rooted in society. Entitled ‘Untitled’, her works renounce any identification. The influences of her work are numerous, from painting and cinema to advertisements, magazines and even erotic media.
In a space of over 1,500 square metres, the Foundation’s exhibition will be the largest devoted to Sherman in Europe for 10 years, displaying 170 works. In total, over 300 images of the artist will be shown, including: Untitled film stills, Rear Screen Projections, Fashion, Broken Dolls, History Portraits, Disasters, Hollywood and Hampton Types, Clowns, Society Portraits, Murals, Flappers, and Men. Curated in close collaboration with the photographer, the exhibition embraces her entire career, emphasising her from the early 2010s and including some very recent and unpublished works.
‘Crossing Views’, other works from ‘The Collection’
In addition to the retrospective, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is putting on a new presentation of ‘The Collection’ entitled ‘Crossing Views’, a selection of works belonging to the Foundation chosen in partnership with Cindy Sherman herself. Displayed across two floors, the selection centres on the theme of the portrait and its various interpretations through different approaches of artistic expression: painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. It unites 20 international artists from different generations and horizons, and around 60 works, most of which have never previously been exhibited at the Foundation.