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Cindy Sherman the 57 year old US artist photographer has been named by Glamour magazine as one of the ‘Women of the Year’, referring to her as the “queen of radical reinvention”, honoring her works for challenging the traditional representation of women. Sherman’s work will be the subject of a major traveling retrospective by MoMA in 2012. Sherman works along in her studio taking on the various roles of cinema including wardrobe, hairstylist, makeup, director and model; to create series of images of herself in costumes recreating specific scenes from movies. Sherman’s interest in the visual arts began as a painter, however frustrated with the mediums limitations she turned to photography. “…there was nothing more to say through painting, I was meticulously copying other art and then I realized I could just use a camera and put my time into an idea instead.”


Inspired by artinfo image source Nathaniel Paluga

Marina Abramović the 64 year old New York-based Serbian performance artist renowned for her major retrospective 2010 performance at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) titled ‘The Artist is Present’, has had her work recreated into a browser based video game of the same title. The performance was the largest performance art exhibition ever held at MoMA, sitting for 736 hours with spectators queuing to sit opposite as Abramović sat static, immobile and silent in the museum’s atrium. The game developer Pippin Barr created the game to reconstruct the experience, including minor details such as ticketing, queuing and the environmental visuals of the museum space. Abramović has been an active performance artist for the past three decades, describing herself as the ‘grandmother of performance art’, exploring performer-audience relationships, and the artists physical limitations.



Inspired by Phaidon image source Shelby Lessig

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