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Francesca woodman / cindy
sherman :


(defy depict describe

despair decline) 

san francisco museum of modern art exhibitions
woodman: November 5-February 2012  
  sherman: July 14 -October 8, 2012

 

 
“CINDY SHERMAN IS A MAGAZINE /
FRANCESCA WOODMAN IS A
DIARY…”

The difference between the photography

based art of Francesca Woodman and that of

Cindy Sherman is the difference between

cemetery and circus; depth and superficiality;

the smell of sweat and the smell of grease

paint. Both address the perception of reality

and identity with vastly differing means and

intention, and their results, their oeuvre,

present a challenge to the viewer to either

gawk at freak show embracing the novel, the

oddity; shed tear and raise glass at funeral or

wake or to dismiss the entire enterprise as, in

the case of Woodman, personal self-

indulgence, a peek into the process of great

nascent…

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