Tereza Swanda, curator of M/othering, a Curatorial Proposal Series exhibition, will be hosting a public embroidery circle in relation to co-curator Angela Rose Voulgarelis’ ongoing participatory project, “Airing Dirty Laundry”.
Participants will be provided with basic instructions, all materials, and phrases to embroider which have been generated by the “Airing Dirty Laundry” project at Gallery 263. Free and appropriate for all ages and sewing skill levels. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Please RSVP with your interest in attending and the number of guests in your party to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The date of this event coincides with the Women’s March on Washington D.C., on January 21st, 2017. We invite you to join us in Cambridgeport in solidarity.
About the project:
With “Airing Dirty Laundry”, Voulgarelis prompts participation with beginnings of phrases such as “Don’t Be Too…”, or “Not Enough….”, asking visitors to complete the phrase in writing. Voulgarelis then embroiders the responses in public spaces, inviting conversation and exchange.
About the exhibition:
M/othering features recent works by Fletcher Boote, Maya Pindyck, Tereza Swanda, and Angela Rose Voulgarelis. These four artists draw on their experiences of motherhood and childhood in relation to the often-complicated dynamics of family relationships, cultural identity, and positions of privilege. They explore these themes through a range of media, driven by questions about inheritance and systems; What continuity is there, if any, between generations? What gets handed down from mother to child? What gets passed from nation to education, or from education to family structure? What images and stereotypes of mothering tend to spread and reproduce?
M/othering will be on view January 5 – February 4, 2017