The Fondation Louis Vuitton
23 Sep → 3 Jan 2021
Mon, & from Wed to Fri from 12 pm to 7 pm. Fri until 9 pm. Sat & Sun 11 am to 8 pm. Closed Tue.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation welcomes Cindy Sherman, one of America's most original, offbeat and wild artists. We all dreamed one day of being able to disguise ourselves, put on make-up and clown around. She has made it her sign, her gesture, her way of looking at people and their environment. After MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and the National Portrait Gallery in London, it is the turn of the Louis Vuitton Foundation to open its spaces to the retrospective of the famous photographer Cindy Sherman. But who is Cindy Sherman? How well do you know her? Actress in a Hitchcock film, model for a fashion cover, disturbing clown, model for Caravaggio, Arcimboldo or Goya: all at the same time! Cross-dressing is an art and Sherman is a genius at directing. Her work is an opportunity to explore a multitude of identities, from which she draws inspiration in art history, cinema or commercials. For a few snapshots, she portrays multi-faceted women and thus questions modern society. Never denying a certain amount of humour and self-mockery, the photographer starts from the quest for self to question social status and its representation. In this retrospective, nearly 170 works plunge us into the world of the thousand characters of the chameleon-artist. From her first series "Untitled Film Stills" (1977) to a series of previously unpublished works, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, with the support of Sherman herself, highlights the incredible imagination of the photographer, emblematic of contemporary creation. For fans of chez fan, you should know that the artist participated in the development of the scenography and a dialogue around a selection of works from the Foundation Collection chosen in dialogue with Cindy Sherman herself. This is also an opportunity to (re)discover some sixty works by artists of different generations and backgrounds.