Fondation Louis Vuitton will reopen this year with a new retrospective


Fondation Louis Vuitton to reopen in September with a Cindy Sherman retrospective

And here's your first look at the show

By Gargi Agrawal  July 16th, 2020

Initially slated for April to August this year, Parisian museum, Fondation Louis Vuitton will now organise a show dedicated to American artist Cindy Sherman, from 23 September 2020 to 3 January 2021. Best-known for her photographic self-portraits, Sherman rose to prominence in the late 1970s. In her portraits, she makes use of costumes, make-up, wigs, set design, etc to depict herself as a series of imagined characters.

The Fondation will present two exhibitions : A retrospective of Cindy Sherman and Crossing views (which will feature work from artists like Zanele Muholi and Andy Warhol). The presentations will showcase a selection of works from the Collection, which was designed and chosen in close collaboration with Sherman. The exhibitions will particularly focus on pieces produced by her in the early 2010s along with some of her unseen work. Here’s what you can expect from the show:

Held across two floors, the exhibition is centred on the theme of the portrait and its interpretation through different approaches and media: painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. The exhibition will bring together about 170 works by the artist, produced between 1975 and 2020. Expect 300 images, from untitled film stills, rear screen projections, headshots, society portraits, murals to Cindy’s visualisation of fashion, world history, natural disasters, self-portraits, and more.

Swipe through the gallery for a glimpse of the exhibition:

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Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton

Photographs: Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures, New York © 2019 Cindy Sherman