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 test identities from varied 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 increased thought of theself ;this playful urge to "try on" different roles-is greater than afeminist or mental factor. it really is primary to our international culture,to our definition of human identification in an international the place the individualexists in a multicultural and multitemporal surroundings. This ebook isan "odyssey" via ancient, theoretical, severe, and literaryperspectives at the 3 artists considered within the context of theseissues. members 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 girls of literature and heritage, reminiscent of the Virgin Mary,Sappho, Cinderella, Penelope, Delilah, and Helen of Troy. Translatedby Norman MacAfee, those perverse and hilarious vignettes make theirEnglish-language debut right here. this is often additionally the 1st time that Cahun'stext has seemed in its entirety.The booklet accompanies an convey cocurated via Lynn Gumpert and ShelleyRice on the gray artwork Gallery, ny University.Published in cooperation with the gray paintings Gallery, New YorkUniversity.EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:Grey artwork GalleryNew York, New YorkNovember sixteen, 1999 - January 29, 2000Museum of up to date ArtNorth Miami, FloridaMarch - might 2000
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12, thirteen Duchamp, Marcel, 17, 131 Dunham, Katherine, 161 [ 167 ] Fini, Leonore, 112 Flanner, Janet, 116 Freud, Sigmund, one hundred twenty Hammid, Alexander (Sasha), sixteen, 128, 129, one hundred thirty, 131, 133, 134, a hundred thirty five, 136, 137, 161 Hammond, concord, 28 Heap, Jane, 116 Henri, Florence, 112, one hundred fifteen, 116 Hesse, Eva, 28 Hirshman, Lynn, 34 Hitler, Adolph, 23 Hoch, Hannah, 28 Homer, 15, fifty five, fifty eight Hugo, Valentine, 111 Ito, Teiji, 129, one hundred thirty Jonas, Joan, 33 Kahlo, Frida, nine, 112 Kelly, Mary, 31, 36 Kitchel, Nancy, 34 Lacan, Jacques, 36, one hundred twenty Lacy, Suzanne, 34 Laforgue, Jules, 26, forty three Leperlier, François, 26, forty three, 112, 114, 122 Louis XIV, five Lüthi, Urs, 114 Maar, Dora, 111 Malherbe, Suzanne (see additionally Marcel Moore), xi, 23, 116, 117, 122, 159 NAME INDEX Manet, Edouard, five, 6, 7, eight, nine, eleven, 14, 20, 23, 24 Margueritte, Victor, one hundred fifteen Mayer & Pierson, thirteen, 14 Mekas, Adolfas, 129, a hundred thirty, 131 Merode, Cléo de, 122 Michaux, Henri, a hundred and five, 122, 159 Miller, Lee, 111 Min, Yong quickly, 35 Molinier, Pierre, 114 Monnier, Adrienne, 116 Montgolfier Brothers, 10 Moore, Marcel (see additionally Suzanne Malherbe), 104, one zero five, 116 Morris, Robert, 34 Nin, Anaïs, sixteen Niro, Shelley, 35 Notman, William, 14 Nozières, Violette, 111 Oldenburg, Claes, 28 Opie, Catherine, 36 Oppenheim, Meret, 111 Orlan, 28 Pane, Gina, 114 Piper, Adrian, 33, 34 Ray, guy, 131 Rembrandt (van Rijn), 25 Richter, Hans, 131 Rivière, Joan, nine, one hundred fifteen, a hundred and twenty, 121 Samaras, Lucas, 28 Sappho, 23, sixty three, sixty four, sixty five, ninety, 119 Schneemann, Carolee, 31, 32, 33 Schwob, Lucy (see additionally Claude Cahun), 21, one hundred fifteen, 159 Schwob, Marcel, 159 Schwob, Maurice, 122, 159 Semmes, Beverly, forty Sherman, Cindy, viii, ix, x, xi, 7, eight, nine, 10, 12, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 34, 36, 38, 39, forty, forty-one, 114, one hundred fifteen, 127, 128, 129, 151–158, 151, 153, plates 41–56, 163–164 [ 168 ] Silvy, Camille, 14 Smith, Mimi, 39, forty Solano, Solita, 116 Stein, Gertrude, 116 Swedenborg, Emanuel, three Toklas, Alice B.