Reviews, Interviews, and Publications
Home Affairs at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space
February 24, 2016
Home Affairs, an artist collective in The Let Down Reflex, is a collaboration between Arzu Ozkal, Claudia Costa Pederson, and Nanette Yannuzzi. They are skilled at creating dialogue. Their project, “And Everything Else,” not only raises the issues of parents but also questions our value of work vs. living. I’m excited for them to share more about why this conversation matters in the interview below.
And Everything Else
March 01, 2016
The idea of the maternal as a historically and socially constructed process is a relatively recent theme in feminist art and thought, emerging in politically engaged work in the 1960s and ’70s. In the United States, this topic was a major focus of Adrienne Rich’s poetic and activist challenge to traditional notions of motherhood. Her “motherhood as experience” and “motherhood as enforced identity and as political institution,” continue to resonate among feminists today.