Facing Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore
December 21, 2022
Facing Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore bridges generational and geographic divides as contemporary artists respond to the ground-breaking work of Surrealist artist and genderqueer pioneer Claude Cahun (1894-1954) and their partner Marcel Moore (1892-1972). The duo’s photographs have made a significant impact in the art world since their rediscovery in the late 1980s. Claude Cahun (b. Lucy Schwob) and Marcel Moore (b. Suzanne Malherbe) were partners in art and life, best known today for their striking collaborative portraits of Claude Cahun that trouble gendered representations of femininity, masculinity, and binary ways of thinking.
Curated by Michelle Gewurtz