The Finnish Museum of Photography: Clare Gallagher
THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CLARE GALLAGHER - THE SECOND SHIFT
16.10.–22.11.2020, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space, Cable Factory
‘I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes – and six months later you have to start all over again.’
The second shift is the term given to the hidden shift of housework and childcare primarily carried out by women on top of their paid employment. It is physical, mental and emotional labour that demands effort, skill and time but is unpaid, unaccounted for, unequally distributed and largely unrecognised, says Claire Gallagher.
Hidden in plain sight and veiled by familiarity and insignificance, the second shift is largely absent from photographs of home and family. Clare Gallagher’s work is an attempt to recognise the complexity and value of this invisible work. It is a call for resistance to the capitalist, patriarchal and aesthetic systems that ignore it.
Tue–Sun at 11–18
Wed at 11–20
5 € / 10 €, Museum Card
Free admission for under 18-year-olds.
Free admission on last Wednesday evening of the month 5–8pm.
Photo: Clare Gallagher