The Great Mother in Milan this August

Yoko’s is taking part in this exhibit with MY MOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL.

The Great Mother

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni
promoted by Comune di Milano | Cultura
conceived and produced by the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi
in partnership with Palazzo Reale for Expo in Città 2015

From their press kit.


Palazzo Reale
Piazza Duomo 12, Milan
August 26 – November 15, 2015

Through the work of more than a hundred international artists, the exhibition The Great Mother analyzes the iconography of motherhood in the art and visual culture of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries, from early avant-garde movements to the present.

Whether as a symbol of creativity or as a metaphor for art itself, the archetype of the mother has been a central figure in the history of art, from the Venuses of the Stone Age to the "bad girls" of the postfeminist era and through centuries of religious works depicting innumerable maternity scenes. The more familiar version of Mamma has also become a stereotype closely tied to the image of Italy.

In undertaking an analysis of the representation of motherhood, the exhibition The Great Mother traces a history of women’s empowerment, chronicling gender struggles, sexual politics, and clashes between tradition and emancipation.

There will be a catalogue:
The exhibition The Great Mother will be accompanied by a catalogue edited by Massimiliano Gioni andpublished in two languages, Italian and English; the graphic
design will be by GotoDesign,New York. This 350 page volume will bring together over 300 color images, illustrating monographic texts and inDdepth informationon all the artists in the exhibition,and a
collection of new essays and criticism written specifically for the occasion.


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