NARRATOR: This floor-to-ceiling photographic mural was created by Cindy Sherman specifically for this exhibition and space.
Eva Respini is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
EVA RESPINI: What you see here is the artist herself posing in front of her own camera and, these characters, while they all look different, are, in fact, the artist herself. They have jumped out of the frame and tower over you and surround you on all walls. And are an odd mix that seem to be on the fringes of society. You have someone who appears to be a juggler. You have another character who is wearing a feathered leotard. And if you look more carefully, you'll see that Sherman has altered her features through Photoshop. She’s narrowed her eyes slightly, or elongated her nose, or enhanced the jowls. And by using this technology, Sherman has really stepped into a new artistic endeavor.
These murals are an example of Sherman’s continued artistic vigor and her experimentation. But of course, they refer to her whole career.
As you go into the exhibition you'll see all of the photographs are of the artist herself, in a variety of different guises, characters and personas.