New exhibition about gender representation set to hit PAMA in Brampton


Published November 7, 2022 at 9:52 am

A new exhibition with themes about gender representation is set to hit the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton later this month.

The museum will feature three new exhibitions including Facing Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore which questions gender representations.

The exhibit, which will be on from Nov. 19, 2022, until Apr. 9, 2023, “bridges generational and geographic divides” as contemporary artists respond to the work of Claude Cahun (1894-1954), a Surrealist artist and genderqueer pioneer and their partner Marcel Moore (1892-1972).

According to PAMA, Cahun and Moore’s photographs have made an impact in the art world since their rediscovery in the late 1980s.

The duo were partners in both art and life and are best known for their collaborative portraits of Cahun that question the gendered representations of femininity, masculinity and binary ways of thinking.

The exhibition which is set to hit PAMA later this month was curated by Michelle Gewurtz and features a group of five artists working in media such as photography, sculpture, textile, film and installation. The artwork will touch upon issues of identity, activism, non-binary gender, race, queer politics and aesthetics and the legacy of both Cahun and Moore.

Throughout the month of November, guests will also be able to commemorate Remembrance Day with various activities by PAMA.

These include an exhibit at Bramalea City Centre called Local Service and Sacrifice from Nov. 5 to 11.

Another exhibit called A War in the Sky will also be on display at Erin Mills Town Centre this month.

Additionally, a spotlight on WWII will take place at PAMA on Nov. 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will feature regional archivist, Jim Leonard.

The following exhibits are also currently on display at PAMA. These include UN/COVERINGS: Mennonite and Muslim Women’s Heads and Hearts, We Are Hockey: An inclusive look at Canada’s most beloved sport and Russna Kaur: Maze of control and the slightest chaos.

Admission to PAMA is free to guests until the end of the year.