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Title Inverted odysseys : Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman / edited by Shelley Rice ; with contributions by Lynn Gumpert ... [and others] ; also including "Heroines," a fictional text by Claude Cahun, translated by Norman MacAfee
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, [1999]


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Description xi, 168 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm
Contents Foreword and Acknowledgments / Bonnie Clearwater, Lynn Gumpert and Shelley Rice -- Introduction / Lynn Gumpert -- 1. Inverted Odysseys / Shelley Rice -- 2. Scattering Selves / Lucy R. Lippard -- 3. Claude Cahun's "Heroines" / Norman MacAfee -- 4. The Equivocal "I": Claude Cahun as Lesbian Subject / Abigail Solomon-Godeau -- 5. A Few Notes on Maya Deren / Jonas Mekas -- 6. Cindy Sherman: An Invention for Two Voices / Ted Mooney -- Artists' Biographies / Erin Donnelly
Summary "Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, and Cindy Sherman were born in different countries, in different generations - Cahun in France in 1894, Deren in Russia in 1917, and Sherman in the United States in 1954. Yet they share a deeply theatrical obsession that shatters any notion of a unified self. All three try out identities from different social classes and geographic environments, extend their temporal range into the past and future, and transform themselves into heroes and villains, mythological creatures, and sex goddesses. The premise of Inverted Odysseys is that this expanded concept of the self - this playful urge to "try on" other roles - is more than a feminist or psychological issue. It is central to our global culture, to our definition of human identity in a world where the individual exists in a multicultural and multemporal environment
This book is an "odyssey" through historical, theoretical, critical, and literary perspectives on the three artists viewed in the context of these issues."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Title page contains mirror image title
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the New York University Grey Art Gallery, Nov. 1999-Jan. 2000 and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Spring, 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Deren, Maya -- Exhibitions.
Sherman, Cindy -- Exhibitions.
Sherman, Cindy, 1954- -- Exhibitions.
Deren, Maya, 1908-1961 -- Exhibitions
Cahun, Claude, 1894-1954 -- Exhibitions.
Identity (Psychology) in art -- Exhibitions.
Women photographers -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Gumpert, Lynn.
Rice, Shelley.
Grey Art Gallery & Study Center.
Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, Fla.)
LC no. 99026888
ISBN 0262681064 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Heroines