Artist Talks – Martina Mullaney

Sugartits is both the title of an artwork and an artists talk, that comes out of research on maternity and contemporary art.  Considering the social, psychic and symbolic order of the mother, Sugartits challenges established forms of art on maternity. The work moves beyond body-centric essentially determinate art where maternal experience is explicit in the work. Adopting activist, social, and political manifestations, the works make reference to the patriarchal nature of language. It refigures the mother as a political and social experience, suppressed by a neoliberalism that isolates mothers socially, creatively, and intellectually. Sugartits the artwork was made on social media, comprising daily posts relating to medical care. 

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