Exhibition

The Let Down

29 Jun 2024 – 30 Jun 2024

Regular hours

Sat, 29 Jun
17:00 – 21:00
Sun, 30 Jun
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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39 Lisson Grove

London
England, United Kingdom

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The Let Down is a group exhibition of eight international artists who are also mothers presenting works in various mediums around the themes of infant feeding and early motherhood.

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About

The Let Down is a play on words, referencing both the natural bodily act of milk release from the breast and the shortcomings in supporting mothers postpartum.

Housed in a reimagined milk shop environment, this group exhibition explores the unfiltered realities of early motherhood featuring artworks that tackle a range of interlocked topics such as infant feeding choices, mental health, body image, hygiene & sexuality, technology in modern breastfeeding, and the social expectations placed on mothers.

[A small restaurant transformed into a milk shop evokes a sterile environment, red carpeting alluding to the significant amount of blood loss surrounding early motherhood, from childbirth itself to bleeding nipples and the ongoing wound bleeding in the early weeks postpartum, metal plates, cold and sterile like those found in morgues, hospitals and restaurants, used as frames for the exhibited prints. Milk bottles, meticulously arranged on a functioning refrigerator, become an installation, a stark reminder of the constant struggle to nourish a newborn, hospital curtains, strategically placed, reinforce the sense of shared experience, of these life-altering events happening side-by-side, yet unseen, in hospital wards or neighbouring homes. The exhibition is a place for the artists to coexist in a public space that feels intimate, and familiar, mirroring the way women navigate early motherhood often in close quarters but rarely in open dialogue.]

Opening Saturday 29 June, 5-9pm

with a special one night only performance by Dyana Gravina at 5pm.

Open Sunday 30 June, 10-6pm

Address

39 Lisson Grove

NW1 6UR London

RSVP here https://www.metalore.co.uk/

CuratorsToggle

Khaoula B. Karaweigh

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Stefania Zocco

Mio Ebisu

Portia Yuran Li

Mee Jey

Kristina Varaksina

Khaoula B. Karaweigh

Breanne Furlong

Dyana Gravina

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