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Revealing and concealing: an unsettling play of masks

Mar 8, 2017 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Until recently, Claude Cahun was little-known: an androgynous figure on the margins of surrealism, who considered herself "third gender" - neither male nor female - and whose small oeuvre consists entirely of carefully dramatised photographic selfportraits. Now, however, Cahun is considered one of the key artists of our age - despite the fact that she died in 1954 - a sort of patron saint of the Instagram era, when "everybody" is exploring their identity, gender and body image through uploaded s

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