An art exhibition exploring the power of motherhood

Words By Erika Clugston

Date: 25.03.17 – 07.05.17
Venue: Uqbar
Opening: 24.03.17 at 19:00

A mother may say: “I gave you life.” What kinds of power, trauma, comfort, and codependency are found in those words? MAMACAMP, a collaborative exhibition presented by curatorial group EVBG, explores the concept of motherhood with the work of artist duo Josefin Arnell and Natasja Loutchko.

The artists met in the summer of 2016 and realised that their sisters have the same names and their mothers use the same brand of bleach. From this was born their ongoing project, dialoguing about the inherited traumas of motherhood and sisterhood. The exhibition features installation, video, and prints. Two films, created by each artist respectively, document trips with the artists’ mothers. With the knowledge that they are being filmed for an artistic work, the mothers slip in and out of character and concepts of motherhood constantly shift and change.

You’ll find yourself in a make-believe teenage bedroom created in the exhibition space, taking you back to childhood, with posters on the wall and angst in the air. This constructed safe space facilitates a meaningful exploration and contemplation of concepts of childhood, sisterhood, and motherhood.

Check out the opening on March 24th at 19:00 and stay for the afterparty! The publication, HORSEGIRL, with works from various artists and writers, will accompany the exhibition. Opening hours are Friday – Saturday, 14:30 – 18:30 and by appointment.

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