We would like to take a journey into this process of formation of the maternal segment and its audience, listening and looking at the work and choices of artists and curators who will be accompanying us for an open conversation.
- The concept of `the feminine has generally been employed to denigrate the work of women artists. We wonder how the maternal subject in the arts became representation of the challenged term of feminine and how, exploring the modernism discourses and the association with masculinity, maternal art became a critical practice to be segregated in a restricted segment of underrepresented and unwanted art.
The coined term Mother-artist mirrors the alienation of a niche of women artist gathered together by gender, motherhood, need to belonging to a group towards the reconnection with their practise from a new yet unrecognised prospective. Shaping the female ambitions, women artists decided to be associated to this community or be completely disconnected by it, thus embracing the theory and commonsense for which Maternal art is banally stereotyped.
Mother-artists became consequently their own audience.
Today this group became a large corporation increasingly values the more holistic and flexible, collaborative and consultative modes associated with maternal and feminine values, with a more caring and sharing outlook, therefore providing the renaissance and empowerment of womanhood, domestic practices and mothering.
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Name of panelists will be announced soon.
* Photo credits: Artist Lara Gonzalez. South Bank University. Procreate Project Photozine Archive