Don't Kiss Me: Disruptions Of The Self In The Work Of Claude Cahun

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.

Touring Exhibition

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


Claude Cahun, Gallery Invitation - front
Gallery Invitation - front
Poster for the exhibition "Don't Kiss Me"
Poster for the exhibition "Don't Kiss Me"
Claude Cahun, Gallery Invitation - back
Gallery Invitation - back

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