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Cindy Sherman at the Fondation

Exhibition From 23.09.2020 to 03.01.2021
From 23.09.2020 to 03.01.2021

A retrospective of Cindy Sherman

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is hosting the first show dedicated to Cindy Sherman since her 2006 solo exhibition at the Jeu de Paume. “Cindy Sherman at Fondation Louis Vuitton” (initially scheduled for April 2 to August 31, 2020) brings together some 170 works by the artist produced between 1975 and 2020 – more than 300 images from series including Untitled film stills, Rear Screen Projections, Fashion, History Portraits, Disasters, Headshots, Clowns, Society Portraits, Murals, and Flappers, as well as a new set of images presenting male figures and couples. 

In a scenography designed in close collaboration with Cindy Sherman, this presentation covers her entire career while also focusing on works she has created since the beginning of the last decade, including a series of very recent and previously unseen works. Her portraits, in which she stages herself and embodies various characters are all questions about identity and today’s imagery. 

"A sweeping retrospective that mixes a traditional linear survey together with a contextualizing group show."

W Magazine

The artist

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and lives and works in New York. Considered one of the most influential artists of her generation, she came to prominence in the late 1970s with a group of artists known as the Pictures Generation.

Her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Dallas Museum of Art. Additional recent exhibitions include Fosun Foundation, Shanghai; the inaugural exhibition at the Broad Museum, Los Angeles; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; and Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo.

Sherman has participated in four Venice Biennales, co-curating a section at the 55th exhibition in 2013. Additionally, her work has been included in five iterations of the Whitney Biennial, two Biennales of Sydney, and the 1983 Documenta. She is the recipient of the 2020 Wolf Prize in Arts and has also been awarded the Praemium Imperiale, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

Crossing views, a selection of works from the Collection

Parallel to this retrospective, 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.

Featured artists include:

Adel Abdessemed (1971, Algeria/France); Marina Abramovic (1946, Serbia); Ziad Antar (1978, Lebanon); Christian Boltanski (1944, France); Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010, United States); Clément Cogitore (1983, France); Rineke Dijkstra (1959, Netherlands); Samuel Fosso (1962, Cameroon); Gilbert & George (1942, United Kingdom); Damien Hirst (1965, United Kingdom); Pierre Huyghe (1962, France); Annette Messager (1943, France); Zanele Muholi (1972, South Africa); Albert Oehlen (1954, Germany); Rob Pruitt (1964, USA); Cindy Sherman (1954, USA); Wolfgang Tillmans (1968, Germany); Rosemarie Trockel (1952, Germany); Andy Warhol (1928-1987, USA); Ming Wong (1971, Singapore).


Head curator

Suzanne Pagé, Artistic Director


A retrospective (from 1975 to 2020)

Marie-Laure Bernadac and Olivier Michelon, Curator

with Ludovic Delalande, Associate Curator

Crossing Views, a new selection of works from the Collection

Angeline Scherf, Curator, Nathalie Ogé, Research officer for the Collection, Ludovic Delalande

assisted by Claudia Buizza


Marco Palmieri

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Tools for your visit

The Fondation Louis Vuitton App

The Fondation Louis Vuitton audio-guide application is the perfect companion as you explore the Cindy Sherman à la Fondation : une rétrospective exhibition. Let the curators, Cindy Sherman herself, and artists from Crossing Views guide you through the exhibition.

Short tours

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Cindy Sherman à la Fondation Louis Vuitton. Le catalogue

La Fondation Louis Vuitton. Le Journal n°11