New Maternalisms

Forty years after the intervention of feminist art, what is the experience of the daughters of that era who have become mothers? What are the discursive and material differences between early maternal artworks of the 1970s and those being produced in the first two decades of the 21st century? Responding to these questions, New Maternalisms revisits debates central to 70s feminist art & theory in the context of political & activist art today. The project, conceived by artist and academic Natalie S. Loveless in 2010, consists of three curated exhibitions with satellite events and catalogues, New Maternalisms (2012), New Maternalisms Chile (2014), New Maternalisms Redux (2016), and an international colloquium event, Mapping the Maternal: Art, Ethics, and the Anthropocene (2016).

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