Claude Cahun - under the skin
As the first Danish art museum, Art Museum Brandts presents a large retrospective exhibition with the seminal French artist, writer and activist Claude Cahun.
Cahun considered gender a social construct, and she consistently challenged it in her life and art. This is clearly reflected in the many staged photographs she created together with life partner Marcel Moore. Together they played with – and broke – conventional gender identities in front of the camera. In addition to a large number of these portraits, the exhibition contains, among other things, photo montages that draw deep traces to surrealism as well as documentation of Cahun's bold and humorous resistance work during the Second World War in the form of her 'paper cartridges'.
Under the skin is the story of a modern, fearless and playful artist who, together with his partner, turned life into one big performance both privately and publicly.