I picked up the catalog for the show "The Great Mother: Women, Maternity, and Power in Art and Visual Culture, 1900-2015" curated by Massimiliano Gioni in 2015. Great essays and interviews on how the image of the mother has been interpreted over the last 100 years or so under various socio-political and artistic movements over time. The exhibition featured male and female artists who challenged in their own creative manner the projected social constructs idealising the image of the mother at the time.
I've been part of a collective of artists mums for the past year. Together, we collaborated to submit a document in response to what feminism is to us today for the F generation: feminism, art, progressions exhibition that took place in October 2015. The final document which featured texts and visual art work was going to be archived in the Melbourne Women's Art Register.
The following image was what I submitted.
Here's the invite for an exhibition I've been slowly preparing for the past few months. Here's the statement for the show:
"In horror stories or in fairy tales, the fascination with the morbid is a way to prepare for the unthinkable". Cindy Sherman Family Fantasy is a three-part installation exploring isolation: a model house, a photograph of a kitchen, and a constructed wall suggest sites where control over access to the outside is challenged. This exhibition was inspired by the artist?s experience living in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013. During the same year, three women were rescued from the house of their kidnapper Ariel Castro in Cleveland, Ohio. The women had been sequestered for ten years.