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Cindy Sherman: Tapestries at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

February 4–June 5, 2023

Cindy Sherman: Tapestries will be on display at the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum from February 4 to June 5, 2023.

Cindy Sherman is well-known for her long-running picture series in which she turns herself into characters. A new internet series debuted in 2017. Sherman began posting “selfies.” These stunning images, which comment on the phenomena of face-altering apps/applications, have been given new grandeur and permanent significance through the use of the fine and recognized technique of tapestry. Sherman combines 21st century “face” technology with the traditional skill of tapestry production in Tapestries to produce new images that are rich in texture and dense with detail.

Sherman’s “selfies” began as a series that she uploaded on her social media site. She amassed a collection of grotesques and imagined personae by employing face modifying tools available for smartphones.

Sherman employs tapestry to elevate these lowly, shape-shifted selves to the importance and permanence of official portraits prepared for nobles and the wealthy, which are too small in format to be replicated in photography at epic scale. Cindy Sherman’s first major foray into a media other than photography is represented by these pieces.

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
Aros Allé 2
8000 Aarhus
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–9pm,
Saturday–Sunday 10am–5pm

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