Cindy Sherman (US)

Untitled Film Still

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Cindy Sherman, [Untitled Film Still], 1980. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. © Cindy Sherman.

Image: Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1980. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. © Cindy Sherman.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


Atrium, Fed Square (outdoor) [i]
Flinders St Entrance, Melbourne
24 hrs




Wheelchair access



“I’m trying to make other people recognise something of themselves rather than me.”

One of the most influential artists of the modern era, Cindy Sherman experiments with identity and performance, playing with visual references and codes drawn from popular culture.

Untitled Film Stills—her most celebrated series—is a suite of black-and-white photographs made between 1977 and 1980 in which the artist poses as various generic female film characters, from ingénue to seductress, secretary to lonely housewife. By photographing herself in these roles, Sherman inserts herself into a dialogue about stereotypical portrayals of women.

Untitled Film Still is the largest single work at PHOTO 2022, installed across the entire Flinders Street facade of the Atrium at Fed Square, overlooking Hosier Lane. This iconic image is integrated into the urban landscape, introducing Sherman’s work to a new generation.

Curated by Photo Australia

Presented in partnership with Fed Square

Supported by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation

Supported by Peak Digital Southern Impact

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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