75 Reasons to Live: Margaret Tedesco on Claude Cahun’s Untitled (Self-Portrait)

Margaret Tedesco is an artist and curator. She illuminates Claude Cahun's photograph Untitled (Self-Portrait) (ca. 1928) with selections from the artist's writings. "What does it matter to me, passerby, if I provide you with a mirror to see yourself in?"

Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it "manic splendor" — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.

French voice: Sandrine Bodet
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