Chair: Jessica Cochran (Columbia College Chicago)
Panelists: Iris Anna Regn and Rebecca Niederlander (BROODWORK), Bruria Finkel (artist/independent curator), Lucian Gomoll (Wesleyan University), Rebecca Trawick and Denise M. Johnson (Chaffey College), Christa Donner (Cultural ReProducers)
This session will address exhibitions that have been premised upon the idea of motherhood and the maternal, within the broader context of feminism and the history and theory of exhibition making. In addition to considering the curatorial role itself through a "curator as maternalist" paradigm, presentations will reflect various curatorial methodologies from traditional museum scale exhibitions to hybrid or itinerant curatorial projects that engage various forms of social space, including the home. By bringing together various critical feminist positions alongside divergent curatorial strategies the goal of this session is to chart an evolution of practice via exemplary models for thinking and doing. As such, an important outcome of the dialogue will be an assessment of the kinds of critical attention paid to these projects, and an analysis of the quality of discourse that orbits them.
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
From Sentiment to Sexuality: Revisiting the Maternal Body as Threat: vimeo.com/95195008
Mothers / Artists / Children: vimeo.com/97147419
Revisiting M/E/A/N/I/N/G #12: vimeo.com/94232105