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Contemporary Art Night School: Cindy Sherman 101: Julie Ewington

26 October 2016

The Real Cindy Sherman is third in a series of three Contemporary Art Night Classes on Cindy Sherman.

Enjoy a crash course on Cindy Sherman with a lecture from Australian curator and broadcaster Julie Ewington.

Over four decades, Cindy Sherman has looked back at us from her photographs. Yet she says, ‘When I look at the pictures, I never see myself.’ A persistent conundrum, Sherman has been described as feminist, portraitist, masquerader, caricaturist. Sydney-based writer, curator and broadcaster Julie Ewington asks: Is there a real Cindy Sherman?

About Julie Ewington

From 1997 to 2014, Julie Ewington was Head of Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, and a curatorial team member for the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art between 1996 and 2012. A long-time writer on feminism and art by women, since 2014 Ewington has written essays for catalogues and journals, and reviewed exhibitions in Australia and internationally, including for The Monthly and Artforum. She is currently curating a retrospective of work by the late sculptor Bronwyn Oliver for TarraWarra Museum of Art in Victoria, Australia, for summer 2016–17.

Other classes include:

Cindy Sherman 101 with Aaron Lister                                            
Cindy Sherman: Appropriator and Appropriated
Wednesday 19 October, 6pm

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