Mother is a whole new exhibition by me and my friend Magnus Andersen at Akureyri Town Festival 2015. The exhibition was created around the theme of the 2015 festival, daughter, mother and grandmother, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights in Iceland.
The exhibition shows lives of 12 mothers and their children in two places, Akureyri and London. The mothers come from various backgrounds, are of all ages and live in different situations. One is a priest, other a photographer who brings her child with her wherever she goes, and yet another had her first child when she was 48 years old.
It is the second exhibition we do together. Our first exhibition, Icelandic Musicians, was held in Populus Tremula, Akureyri and Kex Hostel, Reykjavik in 2013.
The exhibition Mother will be held at Ráðhústorg 7, during the Akureyri Town Festival, on the weekend of August 29th and 30th between 2 and 5 pm.