The Museum of Modern Art, New York
February 26—June 11, 2012
11 W 53rd St, New York
+1 212 708 9400

This major retrospective traces the career of the groundbreaking artist Cindy Sherman from the mid-1970s to the present. The exhibition brings together 171 key photographs from the artist’s significant series—including the complete ―Untitled Film Stills‖ (1977–80), the critically acclaimed centerfolds (1981), and the celebrated history portraits (1988–90)—plus examples from all of her most important bodies of work, ranging from her fashion photography of the early 1980s to the breakthrough sex pictures of 1992 to her 2003–04 clowns and monumental society portraits from 2008. In addition, the exhibition features the American premiere of her 2010 photographic mural.

Cindy Sherman is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential artists of our time and her work is the unchallenged cornerstone of post-modern photography. Masquerading as a myriad of characters in front of her own camera, Sherman creates invented personas and tableaus that examine the construction of identity, the nature of representation, and the artifice of photography. Her works speak to an increasingly image-saturated world, drawing on the unlimited supply of visual material provided by movies, television, magazines, the Internet, and art history.