Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman

Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman


Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, and Cindy Sherman have been born in differentcountries, in numerous generations ;Cahun in France in 1894, Deren inRussia in 1917, and Sherman within the usa in 1954. but theyshare a deeply theatrical obsession that shatters any idea of aunified self. All 3 try identities from diverse socialclasses and geographic environments, expand their temporal variety intothe earlier and destiny, and remodel themselves into heroes andvillains, mythological creatures, and intercourse goddesses. the basis ofInverted Odysseys is this multiplied inspiration of theself ;this playful urge to "try on" different roles-is greater than afeminist or mental factor. it really is vital to our international culture,to our definition of human identification in a global the place the individualexists in a multicultural and multitemporal atmosphere. This ebook isan "odyssey" via ancient, theoretical, severe, and literaryperspectives at the 3 artists considered within the context of theseissues. individuals comprise Lynn Gumpert, Lucy Lippard, Jonas Mekas,Ted Mooney, Shelley Rice, and Abigail Solomon-Godeau.Central to the ebook is Claude Cahun's "Heroines" manuscript, a seriesof fifteen stream-of-consciousness monologues written within the voices ofmajor ladies of literature and background, equivalent to the Virgin Mary,Sappho, Cinderella, Penelope, Delilah, and Helen of Troy. Translatedby Norman MacAfee, those perverse and hilarious vignettes make theirEnglish-language debut the following. this is often additionally the 1st time that Cahun'stext has seemed in its entirety.The e-book accompanies an show cocurated by means of Lynn Gumpert and ShelleyRice on the gray artwork Gallery, manhattan University.Published in cooperation with the gray artwork Gallery, New YorkUniversity.EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:Grey artwork GalleryNew York, New YorkNovember sixteen, 1999 - January 29, 2000Museum of latest ArtNorth Miami, FloridaMarch - could 2000

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