A new gallery space dedicated to presenting shows of contemporary art, design and media will open in Norwich on Tuesday 10 November. East Gallery (NUA) occupies the entire ground floor of Cavendish House on St Andrews Street, part of the Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) campus.
The inaugural exhibition will be Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask, a Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London. French photographer Claude Cahun (1894–1954) achieved posthumous fame for her elusive self-portraits in which she assumed multiple personae and anticipated the performative work of artists such as Cindy Sherman and Sophie Calle. Born Lucy Schwob, she adopted the pseudonym in 1917 to free herself from the narrow confines of gender.
“This is the first opportunity to see this unique set of 42 prints in the East of England,” says Professor Neil Powell, Pro Vice-Chancellor at NUA. “It’s a fascinating show and we’re delighted that it is opening our new gallery space, which will be an important venue for the arts as well as providing a valuable learning resource for our students. We are also pleased to welcome Darren Henley OBE, Chief Executive of the Arts Council England, who will be officially opening the gallery.”
Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask opens to the public on Tuesday 10 November until Saturday 9 January 2016, 12pm to 5pm (closed Sunday and Monday). Admission is free.
A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.