Dara Birnbaum

  • Born in 1946, in United States
  • Lives and works in New-York (United States)

© Dara Birnbaun

A pioneer of American video art, Dara Birnbaum has been working since the mid-1970s on video work that attacks stereotypes of femininity and explores the ideological and aesthetic repercussions of mass media. Appropriating the archetypal format of a television broadcast, she challenges our imagination through repetitive images, written messages, and soundtracks. 

In The Collection

Exhibition of the Collection

From 23 September 2020 to 3 January 2021

Crossing views

Parallel to the Cindy Sherman retrospective exhibition, the Fondation presents Crossing Views, a selection of works from the Fondation's Collection which was chosen in collaboration with Cindy Sherman. Echoing her work, 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 brings together around twenty French and international artists, of different generations and backgrounds. It includes around sixty works, many of which have previously never been on display at the Fondation.