March 23 —March 25, 2012 | Mercer Union, 1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Opening Reception & Evening of Live Performance: March 23, 2012, 7:00 pm
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 maternal artworks of the late 1960s/ early 1970s and those being produced in the early 21st century? Grounded in these questions, this exhibition features artists who are using performance to bring attention to the embodied, biological, and material enmeshment of early maternal practice today, in ways that are in implicit and overt conversation with their feminist foremothers.
Live Performance: Jill Miller, Alejandra Herrera Silva, Lovisa Johansson, Marlene Renaud-B, Hélène Matte.
Skype-Based Performance: Lenka Clayton
Performance-Based Video: Beth Hall and Mark Cooley, Masha Godovannaya, Gina Miller, Dillon Paul and Lindsey Wolkowicz, Victoria Singh, Alice De Visscher.
A round-table discussion with artists was held on March 24th, 2012, and a Mamactivism Talk with Jill Miller on March 25th, 2012. Both events ran from 1—4pm and were free to the public. Mama-writer-in-residence Christine Pountney blogged from the gallery throughout the event. Entries can be read at newmaternalisms.wordpress.com