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Picturing Motherhood Now

Picturing Motherhood Now

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Picturing Motherhood Now

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Exhibition Catalog

Emily Liebert and Nadiah Rivera Fellah. Cleveland Museum of Art, 2021.

136 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 32 x 24 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9780300260069

Picturing Motherhood Now brings together work by a range of contemporary artists who reimagine the possibilities for representing motherhood. Drawing on a range of feminisms, this exhibition catalogue challenges familiar archetypes of motherhood, construing motherhood as a multivalent term. The artists in the catalogue see motherhood as a lens through which to examine contemporary social issues. While focusing on art made in the past two decades, the catalogue also integrates work by significant pioneers, narrating an intergenerational and evolving story. This richly illustrated volume features painting, sculpture, photography, and installations by 30 contemporary artists, including Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Latoya Ruby Frazier, Titus Kaphar, and Aliza Nisenbaum, alongside works by feminist pioneers who inspired them, such as Louise Bourgeois, Alice Neel, and Betye Saar. Scholarly essays examine dimensions of matrilineage and contemporary art, enlarging our understanding of motherhood in today’s culture. The catalogue also includes a roundtable conversation among artists and thinkers, animating the themes of the exhibition through a dynamic exchange.

Subject Headings: International ; Western Art -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) -- Women Artists --

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