The group of female artists Maternal Fantasies and the artist Malu Blume are recipients of the Advancement Awards 2019/20 of the Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung. The call was looking for artistic positions that address different aspects around care and social reproduction (see Call for Applications). The jury (Jeanne van Heeswijk, Sascia Bailer and Dr. Ulrike Boskamp) selected two artistic positions that critically deal with care work, community and gender. For the exhibition FANTASTIC FUTURES at M.1, the awardees will show video works in which they explore questions of care and collectivity.
About the Advancement Awardees 2019/20
The interdisciplinary group of female artists Maternal Fantasies is concerned with the relationship between art, child and motherhood, which until today still receives fairly little attention in society and discourse. The international collective lives and works in Berlin. In regular meetings, artistic research, collective artworks and through living together, they explore the tension between artistic production and motherhood. Family stories, memories, ideas, wishes, but also horror scenarios about being a mother can be found in Maternal Fantasies.
The Hildesheim-born artist Malu Blume, who now lives and works between Berlin and Vienna, also received an Artist Advancement Award. Her work is located at the interface of art, performance, education and activism. Blume mostly works in artist collectives on themes of care, collective knowledge production, archive politics, friendship and queer feminism. The video project proposed by Maren Malu Blume provides an alternative and hopeful look into the future of care work: three versions of possible communities are portrayed, exploring new forms of care and coexistence.
|2. May||14 h||postponed: FANTASTIC FUTURES Advancement Award Exhibition on Care & Collectivity|