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Art-Book accompanying the exhibition bitch MATERial, initiating a profound discourse around the topic of contemporary motherhood.

It is time to spring-clean gender-roles - Hello bitch MATERial! We put together a wonderful Art-Book, which deals with the topic of motherhood, with the aim to create a space to explore new possibilities of thinking and engagement. We have brought together fantastic artists, writers, journalists and politicians, whose works question and challenge the term mother, whilst exploring contemporary versions of motherhood. The exhibition bitch MATERial will take place from 22.03.-08.04.18 in Berlin.
Funding period
2/27/18 - 5/6/18
22.03.18 - 08.04.18
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Minimum amount (Start level): 3,000 €

This book contains images, thoughts and new ideas. With 3.000 € we can get it printed.

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What is this project all about?

Bitch MATERial stands for a powerful, contemporary and especially diverse form of mother-identity. In our book you will primarily find work by artists and writers that are mothers. To allow a diverse and profound engagement with the topic, we will further more look at:
How is motherhood lived in the LGBTIQ-community? How much mother is in men and how much mother in childless women? We would like to approach these and further questions, discuss, reflect and explore together with our artists: What is every day life? What is beautiful? And especially: How do we want to live today? In our Art-Book you will find new approaches and a lot of inspiration.
The Art-Book accompanies our interactive exhibition bitch MATERial, which will take place from 22.03.-08.04.18 in Berlin @ Studio1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

Our Art-Book will engage with the topic beyond the exhibition and will bring it into your living rooms. It is for people with a love for art and beautiful books and of course for parents, soon to be parents, people that feel as parents whilst not having children on their own, people that are searching for their mother within; well... YOU! The Art-Book will allow us to make the subject accessible to a wide range of people and thus will be printed in German and English. It is open to an international audience.

Why would you support this project?

We want to break down boundaries and initiate a brought discourse. The topics of our exhibition are universal and with your help we can make it accessible to as many people as possible. This is why the Art-Book will be printed in two languages: English and German.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

It will allow us to print the first edition of 500 pieces of the Art-Book.
If we exceed our first funding goal, we will not only print the Art-Book but also organise readings and spin-offs of the exhibition in other locations.

Who are the people behind the project?

bitch MATERial is a collective project of several artists and writers who want to make a change. It was developed and realized by Britta Helbig (curator/artist/psychologist/organiser) ans Saralisa Volm (curator, actress, film-producer, writer) and was supported by Marie-Ève Lafontaine (curatorial advisor/ collection management/ art consulting).

We are excited to have a wide range of internationally renown artists and writers on board for the bitch MATERial Art-Book:
Almagul Menlibayeva
Mathilde ter Heijne
Oda Jaune
Annique Delphine
Julija Goyd
Ruprecht von Kaufmann
René Schoemakers
Oliver Rath
Tracey Snelling
Römer + Römer
Cornelia Renz
Kirsten Becken
Jen Ray
Iris Schieferstein
Courtney Kessel
Miriam Lenk
Bettina Moras
Vera Kochubey
Anina Brisolla
Vincent Dance Theater
Various & Gould
Peter Wilde

Vera Schroeder
Mirna Funk
Anke Stelling
Katja Kipping
Rabea Edel
Thomas Lindemann
Julia Heilmann

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