Risking vulnerability at LACMA

Risking vulnerability at LACMA

"It's so embarrassing to approach somebody and say you want to look at them," photographer Wolfgang Tillmans said in 2011. "But without that risk-taking, nothing can happen." He has a selection of photographs in the "Figure and Form" exhibition on the third floor of LACMA's Broad Contemporary. They hang right across from images bequeathed to artist Zoe Crosher, self-portraits of a sometimes brazen, sometimes demur world traveler who, among many other things, moonlighted as an escort. In that same room, Cindy Sherman poses in photos she took of herself, looking like a film noir femme fatale. The gallery is full of vulnerability -- on the part of subject, photographer or both -- and the net effect is stirring. 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; through Oct. 14. (323) 857-6010, lacma.org.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: July 22. Continues through Oct. 14, 2012

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