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Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing: Cindy Sherman

Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing: Cindy Sherman

From October 30th, 2021 through March 6th, 2022, the Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing presents the iconic artist’s exhibition “Cindy Sherman on Stage”.

A mysterious icon, American artist Cindy Sherman explores the most vulnerable and ambiguous side of her personality through the use of humor and the grotesque, undergoing a metamorphosis with each of her masked portraits. Reinterpreting herself as a young Hollywood cinema star, a historical figure in the work of an old master, a clown, or a man, the artist invites us to join her in a quest for her identity. In a cross between reality and fantasy, Sherman’s portraits interweave free expression and dreams, developing over the course of her career from the beauty and timelessness of black-and-white to the vibrancy of color.  


Sherman constructs her own characters, deeply entrenched in one of her principal sources of inspiration: cinematographic aesthetics. Her diverse works explore a number of themes, including the cult of celebrity that so intrigued Warhol and the self-representation modes specific to the world of fashion (Balenciaga, 2007-2008). She also questions female and male archetypes–particularly through transvestism, social identity, and the redefinition of the self. Besides the cinema, a number of sources–art history, fantasy literature, transgender culture and her own imagination–enable her to deconstruct the diverse faces of femininity.
On the occasion of its new exhibition within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton "Hors-les-murs" program, "Cindy Sherman on Stage" showcases selected works from the artist’s collection.

Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing
China World Mall South Zone W.Bldg.
1 Jian'guomenwai Ave
Beijing, China
Monday – Sunday 11am – 7pm
Free admission

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