Baudrillard and Simulacrum

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Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) wrote: ‘Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being, or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor does it survive it. It is nevertheless the map that precedes the territory – precession of simulacra – that engenders the territory‘. (Baudrillard, 1981: 1). And …

Cindy Sherman

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As part of the pre-work for Informing Contexts, we were asked to look at Cindy Sherman’s work, and answer 8 questions. I cannot recall exactly when I first saw any of Sherman’s work in a gallery, but it was probably in 1982, when she was 28. Ingrid and I went to most of the shows at the Stedelijk Museum in …