Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
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Beneath This Mask

Claude Cahun

Saturday 13 January - Sunday 17 March, Various times
Angear Visitor Centre


Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays
Free admission

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. 


The Life of Claude Cahun Wednesday 7 February, 1pm Find out more

Image:  Claude Cahun, I amin training, don't kiss me, 1927. Courtesy and copyright Jersey Heritage

Beneath This Mask is presented as part of the university’s LGBTQ+ History Month in February.   

A Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre, London