For Iteration 22 of the curatorial project mothermother, the artists explore the pleasures and anxieties of the sub-urban: what is allowed, what is excluded… and what could be.
Suburbia – a place where most of us live, but the art world often disdains. The first rail-commuter suburbs developed in the late 19th century as a middle-class response to the dirt and disease of the industrialising city. The low density, car-dependant suburb was the dominant form of post-war cities, from Los Angeles to Auckland. The urban shifts required by decarbonisation, as well as the enforced domesticity of the last few years and the devastation of climate change have snapped our focus to the neighbourhood.
Iteration 22 includes work by Stella Brennan, Layla Rudneva-Mackay, The Estate of L.Budd, Inga Fillary, Natalie Tozer, Teresa Peters, Maree Horner, Ekaterina Dimieva, Monique Lacey, Rebecca Wallis, Kelly Pretty, Janet Mazenier, Lillie Balfour, Rose Meyer, Robyn Walton, Jana Wood, Michelle Mayn, Kiriana O’Connell, Jessica Douglas, Lucy Boermans, Karen Rubado, Tori Beeche, Susan Nelson, Caitlin Devoy, and Philippa Blair.
mothermother is a circular project, a platform, a collective voice and a network. The aim of the project is to make space for exhibiting artists to connect, acknowledge and be seen through a kaupapa of manaakitanga. Each artist who shows in the mothermother network has the opportunity to contribute to the collective knowledge of the group by inviting another artist into a future exhibition.