Cindy Sherman, Thomas Ruff, Frank Montero Collado and the 1000 Controversial Faces of Portraiture


MADRID.- The exhibition 1000 Faces/0 Faces/1 Face. Cindy Sherman, Thomas Ruff, Frank Montero Collado unite two great contemporary artists who have dealt, in depth, with the complexities inherent in representing the subject, with Frank Montero, a complete stranger whose photos of the 19th and early 20th centuries are being shown for the first time. The exhibition, under the thematic official section Interfaces: Portraiture and Communication of PHotoEspaña 2011, will be hosted at Sala Alcalá 31 of Comunidad de Madrid. Juxtaposing the images of the three artists, the exposition meditates on the intricate paths of identity, representation, and communication in art and contemporary society. The work of Cindy Sherman (United States, 1954) constitutes a monumental investigation of identity and the powers of representation in a photographic programme that is acted out rather than staged. For decades she has developed the seemingly impossible project of