February 1, 2024

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(m)otherhood in de kunst

How can the arts sector provide care and make it possible to combine parenting with being an artist?
How can the arts sector facilitate care and make it possible to combine being a parent with artistic practice? This is what we will be discussing during this symposium, through conversations with researchers, institutions, interest groups, artists and makers.”Within the arts, we can enter into endless panel discussions, create productions and exhibitions, publish books and articles on the many and various forms of care and their relative importance. But, as long as we exclude the ultimate form of long-term care — parenting — from these considerations, no real development and progress are possible.” The words of writer, artist and co-curator of this symposium Mirthe Berentsen early this year, writing in Metropolis M. Raising the urgency of care as a theme for discussion within the arts sector can never and may never be a symbolic gesture that takes place only in the confines of an echo chamber; this must emerge from active commitment within the social infrastructure of the arts as a field of endeavour.

The symposium was developed by Mirthe Berentsen and de Brakke Grond.

Location: de Brakke Grond
Date: Th 15 February, 10:00 – 16:30

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