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This exhibition was an early presentation of Cindy Sherman’s landmark series of black and white photographs, which she began in 1977. In each image, Sherman takes on a different cliché of femininity in popular culture, consistently appearing as a the lone figure in each tableau.Begun in 1977, Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills is a seminal set of 70 black-and-white photographs that were made over the course of three years, throughout which Sherman submerged herself in the exploration of different identities of female figures, whom were all portrayed and enacted by the artist herself. Resembling scenes from film noir and films produced in 1950s and 60s Hollywood, these photographs consider the stereotypical idea of women that Sherman intended to challenge through rendering each work with a very present sense of ambiguity. Without recreating recognizable scenes, Sherman instead focused on and captured the in-between moment of changing actions and facial expressions, offering an opportunity for multiple interpretations of her characters.
The Kitchen Center is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Community Trust, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Foundation, by a grant from the Institute of Museum Services, a Federal agency in the department of Health, Education and Welfare. The Contemporary Music Series is partially funded by the Jerome Foundation, The Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music, and the Mobil foundation. We gratefully acknowledge our other private foundations and individuals.
Aug 03 2020
We are pleased to announce the launch of Kitchen Magazine , a new publishing initiative that will house new texts alongside posts previously published on our blog. Part of The Kitchen OnScreen —our recently launched platform that houses all of our digital programming—Kitchen Magazine organizes ...Read On
Apr 17 2020
Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. In an effort to support our artists during this moment in which concerts, exhibitions, album releases, book launches, and other events are cancelled or postponed, The Kitchen is comp...Read On
Jul 13 2020
Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. “From the Archives” is a series that spotlights The Kitchen’s history. As a complement to our Archive Website, these posts offer focused reflections on the artists, exhibitions, even...Read On