MOTHERS AND ART

YES OF COURSE WE ARE MOTHERS
IMMERSIVE NATURE
MATER ART COMMUNITY
ART GROUND RESIDENCY

Duae Collective and Prohibit No Tocar join their ideas and cross their professional experiences to launch a pioneering model of artistic exhibition for children: a Playful and Immersive Landscape that explores the correlations between art, environment, education and new technologies.

An itinerant exhibition model that aims to reach cultural spaces such as festivals, art fairs, creative spaces, museums and galleries, proposing a cultural and artistic device open to "all audiences" and with special attention to children.

YEAR: 2018 - ONGOING

CO-FOUNDER: PROHIBIT NO TOCAR

PRODUCTION: THE GOOD GOOD

Duae Collective and Forbidden Not to Touch! they unite their ideas and cross their professional experiences to start Mater Art Community. An open-source platform, an incubator project, an open, shared space, dedicated to investigating the state of the issue of the relationship between art, motherhood and childhood, driven by an ethic that aims at innovation and sociocultural impact, reflecting on gender bias in the arts and creative industries.

This project, through the open-source platform and an in-depth research on best practices, at national and international level, of community projects of the same type, aims to establish collaborative networks and alliances, spaces for reflection, debate and creation in the service of the city of Barcelona. At the same time, wants to position itself as a reference in the international arena.

YEAR: 2021-2022

CO-FOUNDER: PROHIBIT NO TOCAR

PRODUCTION: THE GOOD GOOD

SUPPORTED BY: FABRA I COATS, FABRICA DE CREACION 

The project is a proposal of a pioneering model of Inclusive and Community Artistic Residence (4 weeks), a pilot that debuts for the first time in Barcelona, inspired by other models that already exist in the rest of Europe, with a double goal:

1. contribute to the conceptualization and creation of "family-friendly" workspaces,

2. create a piece of art in a community way (community of professional artists) that serves to teach children values such as art, to express, however, love and respect for nature.

With this project, then, we explore the following topics: art / childhood / nature, prioritizing the stage from 0 to 6 years. The model will be developed at Fabra i Coats, Fàbrica de Creació and Center d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. The result, in the form of an immersive installation through perceptions, will be made available to the city's family audience for 6 months. An installation designed to be inhabited.

YEAR: 2021-2022

CO-FOUNDER: PROHIBIT NO TOCAR

PRODUCTION: THE GOOD GOOD

SUPPORTED BY: FABRA I COATS, FABRICA DE CREACION , ICUB, AYUNTAMIENTO DE BARCELONA

Yes Of Course we Are Mothers, is a pilot project, the first Spanish network and inclusive model for mothers and fathers that works in the artistic,

cultural and visual sector.  

It is a proposal that was born in 2017 from our personal experience as mothers and artists.

During 2021 we want to turn this project into an open-source platform, a project incubator, an open and shared space. 

 

We want to investigate the state of the art of the relationship between art, motherhood and childhood, driven by an ethic that aims at innovationand sociocultural impact, reflecting on gender biases in the arts and creative industries

Our mission is to create a new radical model at the service of the city of Barcelona, to change the way we create, support and consume art, giving visibility to two vulnerable groups: Mother Artists and Children.

  • We want to find ways to foster a community network, strong enough to be efficient and effective, among women artists, mothers, who are in this same situation.

  • We want to contribute to social transformation for the common good, generating an intangible heritage of great relevance to the whole community, especially for vulnerable groups.

  • We want to create an observatory and directory of mother artists in the local territory, investigating their specific needs, problematic in the enjoyment between the professional and personal field (raising children) and their professional goals.

  • We want to observe and research materials and objects that can be used in contemporary artistic language to verify possible relationships and reuses in creative and playful contexts dedicated to children.

  • We want to share ideas and collaborations  with organizations, galleries, museums and companies in the creative sector to develop policies and work practices for the family.

  • We want to bringing a new vision to education through contemporary art: communicating and exploring new languages.

PLATFORMS

OUR MISSION

THE STORY BEHIND

Yes of Course we are Mothers is manifesto created in 2017, a network that currently has more than 2000 followers from all over the world. This movement, generated from Barcelona, was born from our personal experience as artists and mothers during these four years of motherhood. We are a couple, we have twins and we are artists.

The theme of family reconciliation is very delicate, so we often live in isolation that has a very important impact on the family economy, which is why our goal is to create a network and a reality of exchange and dialogue for mothers and fathers who want to continue their artistic practice after having children. 

 

The scenario caused by Covid-19 has generated uncertainties and annoyances that not only reveal new demands, but also force us to rephrase old questions about the roles of women. In our house as in many houses and families, childhood, family conciliation and new cultural models have been placed at the center of the daily debate. In these 365 days, the role of women has become very clear. We have felt very isolated, alone and neglected. Every day we wonder how we imagine the role of women in rebuilding the cultural, family and community ecosystem after this?

In these four years we have created a valuable network of collaborations and sensitized residence spaces, museums and places of creation on these themes.

 

Since 2018 we collaborate with the Prohibit No Tocar, is an educational and artistic project founded by Roberta Genova, (mother of two kids and worker in the cultural sector,) in 2016. It was born with the aim of designing innovative playgrounds for children, combining sustainability, creativity and the creative use of language digital. She carries out research in the sector of materials for recovery and industrial disposal, strongly believing in its creative, aesthetic and ecological potential.

* In accordance with the mission and social commitment of the project, we have chosen to use the term “mothers”,

instead of the more common expression of “fathers”.

And because we are two mothers.

HERE'S ONE WAY TO CONTACT US

DUAE COLLECTIVE

FABRA I COATS FABRICA DE CREACION

C/ SANT ADRIA 25, 08030 BARCELONA

INFO@DUAE.ORG

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