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Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

SwissCham Beijing is delighted to invite you to discover the oeuvre of iconic American artist Cindy Sherman at the Espace Louis Vuitton on January 14, 2022. With a selection of drinks and finger food, it is a good chance to admire the art show while gathering with art collectors and art lovers.

The works selected for this show all belong to the Collection and are presented here within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton "Hors-les-murs" programme. Carrying out the Fondation's mission to make its activites available to a broader international public, this programme unfolds at the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Venice, Beijing, Seoul and Osaka.

A mysterious icon, Cindy Sherman undergoes a metamorphosis with each of her masked portraits. She might portray herself as a young Hollywood cinema star (Untitled Film Stills, 1977-1980; Rear Screen Projections,1980), a historical figure in the work of an old master (History Portraits, 1989-1990), a clown (Clown, 2003-2004), or a man (Men, 2019-2020). Often turning her eyes to the viewer as she poses for her camera, Sherman invites us to join her in a quest for her identity. In a cross between reality and fantasy, her 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 colour. From the beginning, she established a protocol that still remains unchanged today: she turns the camera on herself, showcasing her talents as an actress, costume designer, model, technician, lighting engineer, special effects coordinator, props person, photo retoucher and all-around artist.

We are looking forward to meeting you at this art exhibition.

中国瑞士商会北京诚邀您参加于2022 年 1月14 日在路易威登北京Espace文化艺术空间举办的美国艺术家辛迪·舍曼作品展。享精选小食饮品,与艺术藏家及爱好者欢聚一堂欣赏艺术品。

本次展览入选的系列作品是在路易威登基金会"Hors-les-murs墙外"框架内,并登陆东京、慕尼黑、威尼斯、北京、首尔和大阪等城市的Espaces Louis Vuitton艺术空间,并践行基金会的使命,将其活动呈现给更广泛的国际大众。

作为一名神秘偶像,辛迪·舍曼(Cindy Sherman)运用幽默和怪诞的手法来探索自身性格中最脆弱而模糊的一面,仿佛每创作出一副乔装肖像就会经历一次蜕变。她会将自己装扮成一位年轻的好莱坞电影明星,一位古典名作中的历史人物,一个小丑,或是一名男性。邀请我们同她一起展开对其身份的探索 。她的肖像照处于现实与奇幻的交叉地带,自由表达和梦境交织于她创作生涯的各个阶段,从早期拍摄美人,到后来研究黑白的永恒性,再到近期探索色彩的跃动。


With best regards,

Your SwissCham Team

*IMPORTANT: We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Beijing. Please make sure to follow the latest official health guidelines and show your Green Health Code and wear a mask, while entering the building. We hope you stay safe and enjoy the event!


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    Cindy Sherman

    Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (USA) in 1954, Cindy Sherman lives and works in New York City (USA). She studied photography at Buffalo State College (New York, USA) in 1972 alongside renowned artists Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince and Louise Lawler.

    She executed her first series, Untitled Films Stills, between 1977 and 1981, posing as female characters of the film noir and B movie genres. Beginning in the 1980s, she released several series, including Centerfolds (1981), 12 horizontal photos that were commissioned and eventually rejected by Artforum. This is when the artist began to address the most vulnerable and ambiguous sides of her personality through the use of humour and the grotesque. In the series Fairy Tales (1985), she presents herself as a monster, introducing prosthetics and mannequins; in Sex Pictures (1992-1996), her exploration of the macabre side of sexuality reveals a surrealist influence. In the 2000s, she began to use digital technology to retouch her portraits, miming the poses of extravagant women from the United States’ East and West coasts in Head shots (2000-2002) or those of mature upper-class women in Society Portraits (2008). Among her latest series, Flappers (2016) examines the ageing process of 1920s Hollywood starlets. In 2017, she began to use Instagram and various face-altering applications to transform her appearance into that of a man (Men, 2019-2020).

    Her work has appeared in a number of international exhibitions, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (USA) in 1997; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (USA), the Serpentine Gallery, London (United Kingdom), and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (United Kingdom) in 2003; the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (France) in 2006; and the Kunsthaus Bregenz (Austria), the Louisiana Museum for Modern Art, Humlebaek (Denmark), and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (Germany) in 2006-07. More recently, retrospectives of her work have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art of New York City (USA) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA) in 2012; the Broad Museum of Los Angeles (USA) in 2016; the National Portrait Gallery of London (United Kingdom) and the Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada) in 2019.

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The Espace Louis Vuitton 路易威登北京 Espace 文化艺术空间

China World Mall South Zone W.Bldg.
1 Jian‘guomenwai Ave
建国门外大街 1 号国贸商城南区西楼

Beijing, China

If you have any questions please contact Melissa Liu

Contact Organizer

+86 1086683982

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