My Mom’s Crotch

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Leigh Ledare (b. 1976, Seattle, Washington) is a fine art photographer who, “uses photography and video to document his highly eroticized relationship with his mother.”

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The exhibition ‘Leigh Ledare et al’ is his first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. The exhibition is more than his mom’s crotch; it’s photographies, videos, texts and more portraying different persons surrounding the artist – most of the with a sexual character though.

What caught the eyes of most visitors of this exhibition, and what have led to a massive debate in the press, is the way Leigh Ledare portrays his mom: spreading her legs, laying naked with her young lover, playing with herself wearing sexy underwear.

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The matter of question of the debate is if these photos are repulsive and incestuous or if a son can actually photograph his own mom masturbating and get a fine art photography as the result? Disgusting and perverted, some say. Interesting and fantastic, other people say. Despite the naked mom/son-relationship I’m really fascinated by what I’ve seen and I cannot wait to see the exhibition.

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Exhibitions
2009: “Ca me touche”, curated by Nan Goldin, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France.
2010: Nominated and exhibited at the Recontres d’Arles Discovery Award, France.
2012: Wiels Contemporary Art Center, in Brussels
2013: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, in Copenhague

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