Show Me as I Want to Be Seen
Event on 2019-02-07 11:00:00
Feb 7-Jul 7, 2019, 11am-5pm
The Contemporary Jewish Museum's original exhibition, "Show Me as I Want to Be Seen," presents the work of groundbreaking French Jewish artist, Surrealist, and activist Claude Cahun and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore in dialogue with ten contemporary artists to examine the complex and empowered representation of fluid identity.
Cahun and Moore are recognized as pioneers in their bold depictions of unfixed selfhood. The pair is best known for their striking, collaboratively produced photographic portraits of Cahun, who would perform wildly varying iterations of the self by assuming various guises, gender presentations, and modes of affect. Together, Cahun and Moore declared a definition of selfhood that was almost entirely unprecedented at the time and that remains uncannily relevant today.
"Show Me as I Want to Be Seen" positions their work in conversation with a diverse group of emerging and established contemporary artists: Nicole Eisenman, Rhonda Holberton, Hiwa K, Young Joon Kwak, Zanele Muholi, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Gabby Rosenberg, Tschabalala Self, Davina Semo, and Isabel Yellin.
Submitted by the FullCalendar Event Promotion Service
at Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street
San Francisco, United States