Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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8th Mar - 17th Apr

Street View: Matthew Finn

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present Street View: Matthew Finn which features four projects - Mother, Uncle, Wife and So...

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Community

1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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12th Nov - 10th Jun

Young Futures 2020/21

The ‘Young Futures’ programme, funded by Children in Need & Foyle Foundation, focuses on growing the next generation ...

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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.