Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

5th Sep - 28th Sep

We Love Dogs!

Open Submission - Call for work.Celebrate your four-legged furry friends with us by sending in high quality photographs o...

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4th Jul - 27th Jul

Sanctuaries

Belfast Exposed will play host to a specially commissioned exhibition by the Queer Artist Forum, a group of local lens-based ...

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Community

25th Sep - 7th Oct

Young People Behind the Lens

Over the summer, a group of young people from Start 360 explored the cityscape of Belfast. They found new ways to see the...

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21st May - 22nd May

Showing the faces of dementia with Alzheimer’s NI

Ahead of the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2019 (ASAC19), Belfast Exposed was commissioned by Alzheimer’s NI to w...

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Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity

Gallery 1

24th Oct 2014 to 20th Dec 2014

About The Exhibition

Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity presents the work of eight international artists who explore the complex and demanding experience of motherhood. The artists draw on a wide range of influences, from fashion and lifestyle magazines to fantasy and fiction, from painting and iconography to vernacular photography, from performance and staged practices to private journals and everyday life.

Set against a backdrop of insatiable public appetite for pictures of celebrity mums and babies, the artists depict familiar, and less visible aspects, of mothering from a deeply personal perspective. Pregnancy, birth, the effect of becoming a mother on one’s professional identity; the relationship between generations of mothers; coming to terms with loss, abandonment, and the unfulfilled desire to become a mother are all areas explored in the exhibition. Interweaving narratives, charged with conflicting emotions, provide an intimate, multi-faceted and unconventional view of a universal experience.

The Artists

Elina Brotherus Elinor Carucci Ana Casas Broda Ann Fessler Fred Hüning Miyako Ishiuchi Katie Murray Hanna Putz

Acknowledgements

Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity is curated by Susan Bright and is a Photographers' Gallery touring exhibition. The original exhibition has been modified for presentation at Belfast Exposed. The exhibition is supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and Department of Social Development.