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How not to exclude artist mothers (and other parents) /

By: Series: Hot topics in the art worldPublisher: London : Lund Humphries, 2022Copyright date: ©2022Description: 100 pages ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9781848226128
  • 1848226128
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • NX180.M68 J84 2022
Contents:
Introduction -- The culture -- Art school -- The studio -- Residencies -- The commercial gallery -- Institutions -- Conclusion: Love, celebration and the road ahead.
Summary: For too long, artists have been told that they can't have both motherhood and a successful career. In this polemical volume, critic and campaigner Hettie Judah argues that a paradigm shift is needed within the art world to take account of the needs of artist mothers (and other parents: artist fathers, parents who don't identify with the term 'mother', and parents in other sectors of the art world). Drawing on interviews with artists internationally, the book highlights some of the success stories that offer models for the future, from alternative support networks and residency models, to studio complexes with onsite childcare, and galleries with family-friendly policies. For some artists motherhood provides renewed focus, a new direction in their work, and even inspiration for a complete change of career. Other artists choose to keep their domestic and creative lives compartmentalised. All are placed at a disadvantage by the art world as it is currently structured. This book argues that by making changes and becoming more sensitive to the needs of artist parents, the art world has much to gain. -- Back cover.
List(s) this item appears in: 2023 New: Contextual | 2023 New: Fine Arts
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"Published in association with Sotheby's Institute of Art."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-93) and index.

Introduction -- The culture -- Art school -- The studio -- Residencies -- The commercial gallery -- Institutions -- Conclusion: Love, celebration and the road ahead.

For too long, artists have been told that they can't have both motherhood and a successful career. In this polemical volume, critic and campaigner Hettie Judah argues that a paradigm shift is needed within the art world to take account of the needs of artist mothers (and other parents: artist fathers, parents who don't identify with the term 'mother', and parents in other sectors of the art world). Drawing on interviews with artists internationally, the book highlights some of the success stories that offer models for the future, from alternative support networks and residency models, to studio complexes with onsite childcare, and galleries with family-friendly policies. For some artists motherhood provides renewed focus, a new direction in their work, and even inspiration for a complete change of career. Other artists choose to keep their domestic and creative lives compartmentalised. All are placed at a disadvantage by the art world as it is currently structured. This book argues that by making changes and becoming more sensitive to the needs of artist parents, the art world has much to gain. -- Back cover.

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