Tuesday, October 30, 2012

the last taboo

At a moment where you have 25 minutes watch the PowerPoint and hear the lecture, The Last Art Taboo, by artist Kate Kretz.  In the lecture she talks about the stigma of motherhood in the art world and the artists who are breaking it down. She includes one of my works in her PowerPoint.

I am proud to be a part of this presentation that was part of The National Textile Symposium in DC last month.


Jen said...

Thank you for sharing this. It was so powerful and deeply satisfying to watch someone articulate the motherhood journey of an artist so well.

Kristin L said...

I watched this just yesterday and thought of you and your art. Then I saw one of your pieces in the video.

A Leniency Memo said...

Your post really hit home for me. In 1983 I was weaving and designing textiles for several clothing designers. When I informed the only female clothing designer I worked with, thinking she would be the most supportive, she told me that was too bad as now she would never use my work again, as once I had a baby, she ( the designer) would not be the focus of my life. I was shocked at her response to my news and that as a woman, she would be the least supportive of all of my clients. She was true to her word. I never worked for her again. She told me that she felt like I had betrayed her by having a baby and that I was not a "true artist".

Joetta M. said...

so glad you all enjoyed the conversation. It was an interesting and honest expression. I am always honored to be a part of putting women and their truth forward.

I am sad but not surprised by your story I know an artist who had the exact same experience with her female gallerist and then another artist speaking to the same gallerist (the artist was holding her own young daughter as the conversation occurred) was told in conversation that she, the gallerist would never work with a women with children. Women should be and need to be each others supporters.