Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history.
The Kunsthaus Zürich presents Cindy Sherman: Untitled Horrors until September 14, 2014. The retrospective spotlights 110 works in total including early and seldom seen images from the various stages of her artistic career such as her Untitled Film Stills series. These evocative Italian Neo-Realism and American film noir juxtapose Sherman’s Hollywood/Hampton Types and Clowns to her most recent society portraits and her murals, which are prodigious covering entire museum walls.
The exhibit’s focal point may be "the threatening and grotesque", but its title references more than its content. Any perception of horror however is in “the eye of the beholder.” The title also plays on the point that Sherman customarily identifies her photographs as “Untitled” so that the viewer will study the images as they see appropriate. “Untitled” works encourage the viewer to fabricate the underlying stories and furnish their own titles. Sherman has been remarkably unswerving throughout her long career, engaging with fundamental elements of human existence and has frequently examined new possibilities of formal expression.
Let's meet outside the museum's main entrance at 3 PM. The museum is opened until 6PM so there should be plenty of time for going through the works.
Please note that the entrance to the museum costs 20 CHF.
See you there!