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The Cindy Sherman Effect. Identity and transformation in contemporary art

The exhibition at the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien presents around 80 works by 21 artists with several multi-part works. On display from 29 January to 21 June 2020 in the exhibition gallery in Freyung in Vienna.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #93, 1981 © Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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Vienna – In Spring 2020, the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien presents "The Cindy Sherman Effect. Identity and Transformation in Contemporary Art." The exhibition deals with the subjects of identity, whose constructions and forms of transformation are central questions of contemporary art and society. New technologies, such as the Internet, gene manipulation or cloning, are additional cause to rethink the term identity in terms of subject generation and definition.

Based on Cindy Sherman's work, which is characterised by a consistent and critical to provocative questioning of the construction of identities, and whose visual worlds are fed by the overwhelming flood of images from television, films, magazines, the World Wide Web and art history, subjects like deconstruction of the portrait and cultural, gender-specific and sexual stereotypes, as well as the construction and fiction of identity, are examined in the form of comparisons of works by Cindy Sherman and contemporary artists.

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Freyung 8 © Bankaustria Kunstforum/oreste.cc

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