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Past event

Contemporary Art Night School: Cindy Sherman 101—Aaron Lister

19 October 2016

This is the second in a series of three Contemporary Art Night classes on artist Cindy Sherman.

Cindy Sherman: Appropriator and Appropriated

Enjoy a crash course on Cindy Sherman with a lecture from City Gallery Wellington Curator Aaron Lister.

Sherman refigures tropes and types from art history, magazines, fashion, film and television. Her work, in turn, has been absorbed back into culture in equally myriad ways. Lister considers Sherman’s use of her sources and the ways contemporary art and culture have returned her gaze.

About Aaron Lister

Aaron Lister is Curator at City Gallery Wellington. His exhibitions at the Gallery include Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful HesitationDemented Architecture and Ben Cauchi: The Sophist's Mirror. He was previously Exhibitions Curator at the National Library Gallery, and has lectured in the Art History departments of Victoria University and University of Otago.

Other classes include:

Cindy Sherman 101 with Heather Galbraith
Cindy Sherman in Context: 1970s–90s
Wednesday 12 October, 6pm

Cindy Sherman 101 with Julie Ewington
The Real Cindy Sherman
Wednesday 26 October, 6pm