Cindy Sherman Exhibit to Hit London in Summer 2019

Model, photographer, artist — Cindy Sherman has done all three roles for her largely popular conceptual portraits. She puts herself in front of the camera to explore the relationship of appearance and the reality behind it.

Untitled Film Still #19. 1978 © Cindy Sherman via MoMA

Her first show in the UK titled Cindy Sherman will go on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, starting from June 27 to September 15, 2019. This exhibit will feature her most famous series, Untitled Film Stills, which she shot from 1977 to 1980 along with her other works. That particular photo project contains 70 images that put her in the spotlight. Sherman pictured herself as different personalities and feminine ideals. She is a master of appearances and this series saw her take the guise of many different characters. Her ‘dolled up’ looks also touch on society and its pre-existing notions about women.

Untitled Film Stills © Cindy Sherman via MoMA

Some of the photographs that will be included in the show come from public and private collections, some of which remained largely unseen in a public gallery. This image-filled exhibit is one of the biggest shows to feature the contemporary photographer’s work in the UK.

Interested viewers may contact the National Portrait Gallery via phone at +44 (0)20 7306 0055 or head straight to their gallery at St. Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE. They are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.


All information used in this article was sourced from the National Portrait Gallery and British Journal of Photography.

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