“Maternar. Entre el síndrome de Estocolmo y los actos de producción” a group show at MUAC (Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo), Mexico.
Curated by Helena Chávez Mac Gregor and Alejandra Labastida
Historically, art depicting motherhood is made under the prejudice of the male gaze. The mothers who appear in it are generally archetypes of love, sacrifice, dedication, fertility and sometimes even madness. Stockholm syndrome is a psychological disorder in which an abducted person identifies ideologically and also affectively with her abductor. It is considered a survival strategy in a situation of extreme stress. In recent decades, productions on motherhood, generally by women, have been diverse. This exhibition presents a selection of works from the last twenty years, produced by artists of different generations. On the one hand, the unsustainable division between productive and reproductive labour, the expectations and social representations of motherhood that generate only exclusion and racism. On the other, the struggles and movements that precede us and intertwine like a tide, the community strategies of sustenance. The concept of motherhood is not linked to a biological or ontological condition: it is an action of care and support.
Artists: Ruido, Carlos Amorales, Irene Lusztig, Moyra Davey, Raquel Freire, Nuria Güell, Canan Şenol, Flinn Works, Regina José Galindo, Daniela Ortiz, Frida Orupabo, Cristina Llanos, Ana Gallardo, Maruch Méndez, Carmen Winant, Claire Fontaine, Natalia Iguiñiz, Maria Llopis, Mónica Mayer,Marge Monko, Colectivo NoSinMiPermiso, Irma Poma Canchumani, Pesin Kate, Chto Delat, Adriana de la Rosa, Diego Teo y Amelia Hernández.
On view Nov. 20, 2021 – June 12, 2022 at MUAC (Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo), Mexico.