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22.02.2009

 

There are few comments, few representations of what being a mother is today. Oddly enough, this basic passage, fundamental and founding, seems to be carefully left in the blind spot of a society which does not mind in the least infringing people’s private life. This has nothing to do with coincidence but rather with a taboo. And that is why the very last series of Katharina Bosse’s photographs in which the artist performs with her own children, is surprising, amazing, frightening, terrifying.

Katharina Bosse was born in Finland in 1968, brought up in Germany, lived in New York where she soon becomes known through various series of photographs : “Surface tension” (2001), the portraits of people or of places as so many superficial appearances; “New Burlesque” (2003), the portraits of amateur striptease artists; and last but not least “Mermaid-Waterpark” (2005) , about the Mermaids’ annual parade in Coney Island and the artificial side of water-parks.

This new series by Katharina Bosse, disquieting and daring, reveals, with humour and boldness, this multi-faceted, extremely complex, underestimated process : the birth of a mother.


Katharina Bosse - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mother
10 January - 7 mars 2009
Galerie Anne Barrault
22 rue Saint-Claude
75003 Paris
T. : +33 1 44 78 91 67
www.galerieannebarrault.com

GALERIE ANNE BARRAULT : Katharina BOSSE

GALERIE ANNE BARRAULT : Katharina BOSSE

GALERIE ANNE BARRAULT : Katharina BOSSE

GALERIE ANNE BARRAULT : Katharina BOSSE

GALERIE ANNE BARRAULT : Katharina BOSSE

GALERIE ANNE BARRAULT : Katharina BOSSE

GALERIE ANNE BARRAULT : Katharina BOSSE

GALERIE ANNE BARRAULT : Katharina BOSSE