From Sentiment to Sexuality: Revisiting the Maternal Body as Threat
Chair: Natalie Loveless (University of Alberta, Edmonton)
Panelists: Jess Dobkin (Independent Artist, Toronto), Laura Allred Hurtado (Independent Curator), Christen Clifford (SUNY Purchase), Miriam Schaer (Columbia College Chicago), Margaret Morgan (Independent Artist, Los Angeles)
This panel revisits the "threat" of the maternal body, both in practice and theory. Amongst other topics, papers will address the historical rejection of sentimentality by feminist artist mothers, the sexuality of the mother-child relationship, non-reproductive and non-heteronormative maternal bodies, and the changing perspectives on essentialism and the female/maternal body today.
This panel was part of the 2014 TFAP@CAA Day of Panels.
Links to other panels from the 2014 TFAP@CAA Day of Panels:
Welcome and Introductory Remarks: vimeo.com/97167901
Historical Perspectives on Representing the Maternal: vimeo.com/96238490
Motherhood and the Exhibitionary Platform: Considering the Implications of Maternity Through the Curatorial Lens: vimeo.com/97746207
Mothers / Artists / Children: vimeo.com/97147419
Revisiting M/E/A/N/I/N/G #12: vimeo.com/94232105