If one your New Year’s resolutions was to see more art shows, then you should find this guide quite handy. From east coast to west coast and over the pond, we’re in for an exciting year of ambitious retrospectives and thematic group shows. Explore the seedy underbelly of ’30s and ’40s New York with Weegee’s intense crime scene photography. Take a trip into the intimate dreamworld of female Surrealists. Meet Keith Haring before he was a superstar. Be other people with Cindy Sherman. Here are just some of the exhibits that we’re most looking forward to in 2012.
The Museum of Modern Art: Cindy Sherman
February 26 – June 11, 2012, New York
Through her self portraits, Cindy Sherman has been a film noir starlet, a murderous Caravaggio muse, a centerfold, a rodeo clown, and hundreds of other personas. She has also been her own photographer, model, and stylist, channeling the grotesque, exaggerated core of each of her incarnations. Spanning 180 photographs, MoMA’s retrospective Sherman’s illustrious career of being other people, from the 1970s to the present, including the American premiere of Sherman’s recent photographic murals.