Claude Cahun

Beneath this Mask

Sat 13 Jan – Sun 17 Mar 2024

Angear Visitor Centre

Past exhibition

This exhibition has now ended.

Past exhibition

This exhibition has now ended.

Born Lucy Schwob, Cahun adopted her pseudonym in 1917 to free herself from the narrow confines imposed on her sex.

At the beginning of her artistic career, she was aligned to the Surrealist movement but distanced herself both physically and politically after fleeing France on the eve of Nazi occupation.

With her lifelong partner (Marcel Moore, née Suzanne Malherbe), Cahun settled in Jersey and embarked upon her defining photographic series. In these now famous self portraits, she explores a fluid gender and the constructed nature of identity.

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