It’s hard to believe, but our Cindy Sherman retrospective has been on view for over two months now. If you live in the Bay Area and haven’t seen it yet, you better plan a visit soon – it closes in just over four weeks!
Need some more convincing? Here’s a roundup of what members of the press have been saying about the exhibition:
via SF Weekly:
Sherman has an international reputation for her photos, which she takes using herself as model, makeup artist, and stylist. Erin O’Toole, assistant curator of photography at SFMOMA, who oversaw the show here, said Sherman explores what identity means through photography. ”Pictures, like identity, are a social construct,” O’Toole said.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has just opened the career retrospective of Sherman’s photographs organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Prepare for the possibility that after leaving it you will begin seeing ordinary people - women, particularly - as characters in the polymorphic Sherman mold.
via SF Bay Guardian:
Cindy Sherman is nearly always described as a groundbreaking postmodern photographer and pioneer. The mostly excellent, just-the-hits traveling retrospective currently visiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is carefully curated to justify that praise. All the high points of Sherman’s prolific career are here, and her virtuosic scrambling of photographic conventions and assumptions are shown in high relief. As an act of institutional pedagogy, it’s certainly effective if not exactly revelatory.
via ABC Local:
Cindy Sherman has created some very revealing photos of women, society, and about herself. Every photo features her. ”She is one of the most important living artist I would say,” said Neal Benezra, the executive director of SFMOMA. Art buyers agree. Last year one of her photos sold for nearly $4 million - the most expensive ever at the time.
via Huffington Post:
Every once in a while an artist comes to town (Jean Paul Gaultier, Matisse and Picasso, Balenciaga, Warhol) and the entire city takes notice. This summer, that artist is Cindy Sherman at SFMOMA.
To add some social media coverage to the mix, check out this Storify recap of the exhibition’s opening preview (when the #CindySherman tag began to officially trend on Twitter!). Are you, too, interested in coming to live-tweet at SFMOMA opening previews and events? Then fill out our handy social media contact form!
Last but not least, we’re always thrilled to hear your opinions on Sherman’s photography or on our presentation of her retrospective. Submit your thoughts here.