You are invited to the book launch of art/mamas: Intermedial Conversations on Art, Motherhood and Caregiving (2023). This publication emerges from our PLOT residency at Access Gallery in Vancouver during the fall of 2021. The works, texts, and images presented herein reflect this generative process while also pointing to other resources, mediated spaces, artworks, artforms, and dialogues. From digital art, to zoom recordings, to drawings, curated film programs, artist archives, poetry, photography, sound art, performance, painting, sculpture, social movements, and blog posts, this publication encompasses an interconnected, intergenerational, and intermedial meditation on art and motherhood as expanded fields of knowledge production. We hope you can join us in this celebration!
Published by the art/mamas with the generous support of Access Gallery, the Canada Council for the Arts, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, VIVO Media Arts Centre, and the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC). We are grateful for all of the support in making this project possible.
art/mamas is a group of Vancouver-based artist mothers, featuring: Gabriela Aceves-Sepúlveda, Matilda Aslizadeh, Robyn Laba, Natasha McHardy, Maria Anna Parolin, Heather Passmore, Sarah Shamash, prOphecy sun and Damla Tamer. The group is a collective working within the intersections of feminism(s), motherhood, reproductive and artistic labour. Many of art/mamas members identify as women of colour, immigrants and queer bodies.