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Cindy Sherman And Naoya Hatakeyama Exhibitions At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a must-see cultural attraction that inspires the creative mind and is an architectural work of art in itself. There are two (very different) photography exhibitions currently showing at the SFMOMA; Cindy Sherman and Naoya Hatakeyama – Natural Stories.

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman (Photo Credit: SFMOMA)

Firstly, American photographer and film director Cindy Sherman is best known for her conceptual portraits that raise challenging questions about the role of women in society and the media. Her distinctive signature work that captures herself in a range of personas and guises includes some of the most expensive photography ever sold.

After graduating the State University College at Buffalo, Sherman moved to New York City to embark on her art career. She started taking pictures of herself in 1977 playing the roles of B-movie actresses by dressing up in wigs, hats and make up. The Untitled Film Stills remain her most recognized work so far. Her second most acclaimed body of work was the History Portraits in which she cast herself in famous paintings using prosthetic body parts.

Sherman’s body of work, spanning 30 years, shows how she alters her physique and surroundings to create a range of characters that are sometimes amusing and provocative, and other times disturbing. Parental discretion is advised with this exhibition.

Photo by Naoya Hatakeyama

Naoya Hatakeyama (Photo Credit: SFMOMA)

Naoya Hatakeyama is one of Japan’s most prominent photographers, best known for large scale pictures depicting the relationship between nature and cities, in particular, the extraordinary forces of nature that have made a huge impact of human construction.

Born in Iwate, Japan and graduate of the University of Tsukuba, the award-winning photographer has been a leading figure in contemporary Japanese art since the mid-80’s.

This is Hatakeyama’s first solo exhibition in the United States, and captures the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami: Poignant scenes of the damaged factories, quarries and mines of his hometown in northeastern Japan.

The exhibition includes over 100 photographs and two video installations spanning his career that thoughtfully depict how humanity and nature both clash and coexist.

WHERE:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street (between Mission & Howard)
San Francisco CA94103
Ph: 415-357-4000

HOURS:
Monday – Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

TICKETS:
SFMOMA members: Free
Adults: $18
Seniors:  $13
Students (with current ID): $11
Kids 12 and under, accompanied by an adult: Free
First Tuesday of the month is Free
Thursday evenings (6-8:45 p.m.): Half-price admission

 

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