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




The exhibition Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask 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.

Duration 09 March 2017 - 29 May 2017
Times Open daily 10:00-18:00, Thursday-Friday until 21:00
Cost Adult £12 concessions apply members Free
Venue National Portrait Gallery
Address St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Contact / archiveenquiry@npg.org.uk / www.npg.org.uk

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