Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

9 March - 29 May 2017

Wolfson Gallery

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I am in training don’t kiss me by Claude Cahun, c.1927. Jersey Heritage Collections © Jersey Heritage

I am in training don’t kiss me by Claude Cahun, c.1927. Jersey Heritage Collections © Jersey Heritage

Self-Portrait of Me Now in Mask by Gillian Wearing, 2011. Collection of Mario Testino © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Self-Portrait of Me Now in Mask by Gillian Wearing, 2011. Collection of Mario Testino © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

This exhibition brings together for the first time the work of French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing. Although they were born almost seventy years apart and came from different backgrounds, remarkable parallels can be drawn between the two artists. Both of them share a fascination with the self-portrait and use the self-image, through the medium of photography, to explore themes around identity and gender, which is often played out through masquerade and performance.

Exhibition organised in collaboration with Gillian Wearing

Supported by



Spring Season 2017 sponsored by

Herbert Smith Freehills

Photographs Collection: Exhibition


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