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Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific

A confronting foray into the Melbourne-based artist's psychological and profound body of work.
By Hudson Brown
April 03, 2017
By Hudson Brown
April 03, 2017

For the past two decades, Claire Lambe has been exploring notions of gender, sexuality, identity and class through abstract and theatrical works. In this major exhibition of Lambe's work, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art hosts Mother Holding Something Horrific, which sees the English-born, Melbourne-based artist present several new works of sculpture, photography and experimental theatrical presentations. Lambe works intricately with the human form, finding ways to reconsider the human condition, demonstrate realities and give the audience a revelatory experience.

Through a series of confronting sculptures and installations, the interior ACCA galleries are transformed through intimate and venereal works. Australian dancer and choreographer Atlanta Eke will further invigorate the space with a series of contemporary performances that occur throughout the exhibition's duration. A deeply psychological and profound exhibition, Claire Lambe's Mother Holding Something Horrific will show until June 25 in ACCA's main exhibition space.

Image: Claire Lambe, Mother Holding Something Horrific (2016–7), production still.

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