The Unknown Heroine: Sherry Wiggins + Luís Filipe Branco

The Unknown Heroine: Sherry Wiggins + Luís Filipe BrancoMichael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204Event tue09marAll Daysat17apr(All Day)

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March 9 – April 17

Gallery Reception: Friday, March 12 (4 – 8 pm)

Book Signing: Saturday, April 10 (12 – 5 pm)

Michael Warren Contemporary

760 Santa Fe Drive

Santa Fe Arts District


The Unknown Heroine is a “story book” installation comprised of text and performative photographs made by conceptual artist Sherry Wiggins in collaboration with Portuguese photographer Luís Filipe Branco. The performative images are based on Wiggins’ interaction with French photographer and writer Claude Cahun’s essay “THE ESSENTIAL WIFE or the the Unknown Princess.” This essay was first published in 1925 in Claude Cahun’s feminist text titled Heroines. Wiggins acts out the story of the Wife and the Princess within the various rooms and gardens of a beautiful house. Wiggins has written her own text or narrative to go with the images. Wiggins has published an artists’ book that documents this project. The book includes the essay by Claude Cahun as well as an essay by curator and writer Cydney Payton.


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