It is the new space by AJLart, and is filled with 25 beautifully hanged photographs by the New Yorker artist (also known from Dummy Magazine: Family and Phaidon Magazine NY). She’s been working on this series for over 5 years, and you find yourself in a scary mixture of humor, terror, wonder and bliss. Diamond plays with the paradox of motherhood – with love turning into obsession, with loneliness and vulnerability. Co-curator Karline Moeller: Diamond raises questions with this body of work that force the viewer to reconsider the social structure of the relationship between mother and child, and what it ultimately means when a woman promises to be a good mother.
More children! This time there is a role switch. Children wearing smiley face masks, beating up parents with baseball bats, a disturbing child with a bloody nose, adult hands and a look of innocence. All of it immaculately drawn by pencil, in huge scale pictures. Zonder turns children into parents and portrays the dark side of humanity. Well worth a visit.