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Mothers Are Making Art Issue 20: Christen Clifford and Karen Malpede

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The ProCreate Project, the Museum of Motherhood and the Mom Egg Review are pleased to announce the 20th edition of this collaboration in which scholarly discourse intersects with the artistic to explore the wonder and the challenges of motherhood. Using words and art to connect new pathways between the academic, the para-academic, the digital, and the real, as well as the everyday: wherever you live, work, and play, the Art of Motherhood is made manifest. #JoinMAMA

January 2017, Christen Clifford and Karen Malpede

“The Pussy Bow” by Christen Clifford

The Pussy Bow

After live-streaming from her vagina, artist Christen Clifford decided to take it one step further and print the image on silk. And the actual pussy bow was born.

“Privatizing Motherhood” by Karen Malpede

“…At the same time as the fetus has become “a person”, motherhood has been privatized. What once was, in my memory, collective and communal, joyful—with children passed from day-care to play-date to sleep-over among families who knew each other well, or taken with their mothers to work and on adventures where there were other adoring adults—has become a solitary endurance contest…”

See more art and read the essay at the links below:
http://www.procreateproject.com/m-a-m-a-issue-n-20-christen-clifford-karen-malpede/

MAMA – Privatizing Motherhood and the Pussy Bow

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