1894-1954 Fransa doğumlu sürrealist fotoğrafçı ve yazar Claude Cahun, erkeklerin egemenliğindeki sürrealist sanat grupları içinde faal şekilde uzun yıllar yer almıştır.
Kendisi fotografik portreleri, gizem, coşkunluk ve dindarlığın baş döndürücü bir karışımını sunarak cinsiyet ve kimliğin sabit kavramlarını yıkmıştır.
Cahun'un sanatsal çalışmaları, farklı kişiliği, sıra dışı kişisel hayatı, daha sonraki birçok sanatçıya ilham kaynağı olmuştur. David Bowie gibi toplumsal cinsiyet ikililerini parçalayan şöhret figürleri için bu ilham etkili olmuştur. Ayrıca 2007 de Bowie, Cahun'un New York'taki çalışmalarından oluşan bir sergi açmıştır.
❤️ Claude Cahun my ultimate inspiration ❤️
Born in the late 1890s in France to an intellectual jewish family Claude was openly queer and non binary from their teens and expressed and explored that in their art. While bending gender and experimenting with make up and costumes they also helped decipher German messages in World War Two and were arrested and sentenced to death with their long term girlfriend. They both survived and returned to their home create art and be together.
Often when I feel like I can not go on or my art means nothing I think of Claude Cahun and how brave they were to be so open and honest and show that in their art. It truly changes my mood to think of such incredible people from the past that are also jewish and queer like me, it makes me feel less alone 🌟
Congratulations to Laura Smith on her wonderful exhibition “Virginia Woolf: inspired by her writings.” Features Sara Barker (shortlisted for our UK Friends of NMWA Women to Watch programme last year), Claude Cahun, and Barbara Karsten to name a few! @laurajrsmith @ukfriendsnmwa @whitechapelgallery @fitzmuseum_uk #artbywomen#womenartists#barbarakarsten#claudecahun @sarbarkerr
Claude Cahun “Under this mask, another mask. I will never finish removing all these faces.” Cahun met her lifelong partner Suzanne Malherbe in 1908 and the couple moved to Paris in 1914, where they began their artistic collaborations and Cahun studied literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne.
Cahun participated in the Surrealist exhibition at the Galerie Charles Ratton, Paris, and visited the International Surrealist Exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries, London. Whereas in the works of male Surrealists women often appear as eroticised objects, Cahun’s self-portraits explore female identity as constructed and multifaceted. In 1951 she received the Medal of French Gratitude for her acts of resistance during the Second World War.
Pictures from the past exhibition at the National Gallery in #london#claudecahun#queer#lgbthistory#lgbt#photography#lesbian#ww2#surrealism#portraits
Really inspired by the even balance of women:men in Modern Couples (if anything imbalanced in women’s favour), as it explores the many forms that love and relationships come in, and how we create ourselves and our sexuality, as part of the creative process. Refreshing to have multiple women’s voices in one space, and contextualised to help us understand their cultural influence. So much feeling and provocation - self-defined boundaries of passion and gender fluidity is an age-old idea and this remind us of that. We create our own rules.
Yay we got sent a copy of @lindastupart’s #IWantToShowYouABody ! It’s so great, full of very clear explanations about gender and the language relating to it, lots of art by queer and trans people, and, most excitingly for us, some fun looking queer activities that help to make space for gender exploration 🚀 Thank you Linda, @genderedintelligence, @tate and to everyone else involved in creating it! It’s so amazing.
We are going to play around with some of the activities and will have feedback for you! But can say already that we are VERY excited for it.
If you are a teacher, or work with young people, really really recommend you get yourself a copy by getting in touch with email@example.com and requesting one!
Art in slides by #ClaudeCahun , #RotimiFaniKayode and a young person’s amazing response to a sculpture by Lord Leighton. 🎨
Storie Dimenticate esplora le fotografie di Claude Cahun, artista non binaria, che si autodefiniva di genere neutro. Si scattò foto su foto di se stessa travestita da qualcun altro come mezzo di affermazione della propria identità sessuale e di abbattimento degli stereotipi femminili. Se ci fossero stati i selfie, ne sarebbe andata pazza!
Link in bio “Sotto la maschera un’altra maschera. Non finirò mai di sollevare questi volti“. #ClaudeCahun#autoritratto#foto#fotografia#selfie#arte#identitàsessuale#StorieDimenticate