Curated by Karen Love
The first Canadian solo exhibition of self-portrait photographs by French artist Claude Cahun (1894 to 1954). Little known until recent years, Cahun is currently the focus of international attention. Cahun's self-portraits astonish us with their ability for transformation: from skinhead to Japanese puppet, Buddihist statue to disembodied preserved head, from vamp (with 'I am in training: Don't kiss me: shouting across her skirt) to some stange 'otherworldly being', Cahun sough out her desire: "To dream. To imagine that I am another"
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. The Cahun photographs are on loan from the Jersey Museum, Jersey, U.K.
Sunday, November 15th at 2:00pm | Cahun's Heroines, a lecture by Shelly Rice, New York art historian, independant curator and critic.
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON - February 27 - May 2, 1999
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON - May 8 - July 18, 1999
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON - August 26 - October 9, 1999
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK - December 17 - January 30, 2000