with Karin Bolender, Riina Hannula, Anna Ihle, Kultivator, Anna Ting Möller, Rhizomatic Squad for Caring Technologies, Save the Earth Club & Signe Johannessen
How can the notion of family expand beyond normative and anthropocentric kinship? What radical potential does not emerge if we consider motherhood as an action instead of something bound to a certain kind of body and its innermost being? Led by invited artists, the exhibition m/other decomposes habitual notions and shares methods of care intended for a wider surrounding than the immediate, human sphere.
The exhibition gathers considerations and encouragements based on the premise that maintenance and care (such as raising children, cooking, cleaning, gardening) are practices full of ecological, political and aesthetic potential. Several of the artworks spring from a collaborative work week, when artists and partners gathered to work, talk and live together. In parallel, two new works have been developed in our residency.
The exhibition is part of the project m/other becomings initiated by the curator Ida Bencke/ Laboratory for Aesthetics & Ecology in collaboration with Art Lab Gnesta, Kultivator and Bioart Society. The project is kindly supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, the Nordic Culture Point and IASPIS. Anna Ihle’s production has been made possible in collaboration with Västerås konstmuseum, where it will be exhibited starting in January 2022.
Exhibition text (pdf, 242 K)