Cindy Sherman: From 1975 to Now

Monday, May 21, 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Parsons The New School for Design

On the occasion of The Museum of Modern Art's Cindy Sherman retrospective and the publication of Cindy Sherman: The Early Work, 1975–1977, Catalogue Raisonné, MoMA and Parsons The New School for Design present a lecture on Sherman’s career from the very beginning to the present. Gabriele Schor, author of the catalogue raisonné, will discuss Sherman’s early works, produced during her studies in Buffalo from 1975 through the summer of 1977. In just two-and-a-half years the young artist created an impressive number of portraits, films, and complex cutout pictorial narratives that have remained unknown until now. Eva Respini will discuss connections between early works and more recent bodies of work, emphasizing how identity, feminine roles, and the artifice of photography have been at the heart of Sherman’s artistic practice from its earliest phases.

Eva Respini is Associate Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and curator of the exhibition Cindy Sherman. She has organized numerous exhibitions on contemporary art and photography at MoMA, including Boris Mikhailov: Case History (2011), Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960 (co-curated 2011), Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography (co-curated 2010), Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West (2009), Artist’s Choice: Vik Muniz (2008), and New Photography (2012, 2009, 2007, and 2005), among others. She is the author of Cindy Sherman and Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West, co-author of Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990, and a contributor to other museum publications.

Gabriele Schor is director of the collection Sammlung Verbund, which was established in 2004 in Vienna. A former teacher of American and European modern art and contemporary photography at the Universities of Graz and Vienna, she is author of Cindy Sherman: The Early Works 1975–1977, Catalogue Raisonné (2012) and The Prints of Barnett Newman 1961–1969 (1996). She has organized numerous exhibitions, including Cindy Sherman: That's me – That's not me: The Early Works 1975–1977; DONNA: Avanguardia Femminista negli anni '70, at the Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna in Rome (2010); and Held Together with Water, at MAK Vienna (2007) and the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (2008). Together with Abigail Solomon-Godeau, she edited the first monograph of the Austrian artist Birgit Jürgenssen (2009).

In conjunction with the exhibition Cindy Sherman

The event is free and open to the public. No tickets required. This program is hosted by the BFA in photography program at Parsons. Visit parsons.edu for more information.

This event is held at:
Parsons The New School for Design
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12 Street
New York, NY 10011