Museum of Cycladic Art: Works by Cindy Sherman for the first time in Greece

Cindy Sherman’s artistic practice moving between photography and performance established her as a pioneer of the medium in the late 1970s.

The exhibition “Cindy Sherman at Cycladic: Early works” organized by the Museum of Cycladic Art in the Stathatos mansion presents more than a hundred works by the famous American artist Cindy Sherman.

This is the first museum exhibition of his photographic works Cindy Sherman in Hellas consists of remarkable works from the first photo series Untitled Movie Stills (1977-1980), also from the series Rear Screen Projections (1980), Central folds (1981) and Color Studies (1981-1982).

His artistic experience Cindy Sherman Moving between photography and performance in the late 1970s, the artist works alone in the studio, transforming into various invented characters such as makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist and director. takes in his photographs. Inspired by the reproduction of female images and stereotypes from television, film and advertising, femme fatale, career girls, housewife, like her projects Sherman they criticize traditional gender roles and identity.

Throughout the exhibition Cindy Sherman at Cycladic: Early Works a twenty-minute clip will be shown Cindy Sherman from the movie called transformation, 2009 Art21 production. This is a review of his selected works Sherman and the creative process he has followed for more than forty years.

Presentation of his works Cindy Sherman under the same roof as the famous Cycladic Art Collection of the Cycladic Art MuseumIt evokes associations with the famous marble female figurines from the 3rd millennium BC, one of the most complete private collections in the world. It dominated Cycladic Art and influenced the work of many artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

According to scholars, these figurines are believed to represent the Great Mother-Goddess of fertility and rebirth, a Goddess who would change her form as a woman over the years, assuming many and varied roles. Roles that are differentiated and redefined, roles that are the subject of claims and conflicts, but which have always remained fundamental to the position of women in societies of every era.

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