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Queer Surrealists: Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore and their contemporaries – GI 23 002 (Face to Face)

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7 September 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Tutor: Chelsea Eves BA MA

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Date: 7 September 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£12.50 – £15.00
Reference Code:
GI 23 002
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Born as Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob, this fascinating artist tried a few different names before settling on Claude Cahun. Her stepsister, partner and collaborator Suzanne Malherbe chose a similarly asexual name, Marcel Moore. Together and individually, the pair created a subversive body of work that has often been associated with Surrealism. Their art opened up new possibilities for gender, sexuality and personal identity. This lecture will explore their lives and work, as well as that of their contemporaries.




Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, also known as Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore Courtesy of the Jersey Heritage Collections


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