22 – 23 May 2015:
Riso print and bookbinding workshops! for more info: please email to info(at)printroom(dot)org
5 June 2015:
Book presentations in the frame of the weekend long Mothernists conference at Leeszaal West, Upominki and PrintRoom, in collaboration with m/other voices and Upominki
-Mothernism by Lise Haller Baggesen
-Invisible Spaces of Parenthood Manual by Andrea Francke
–Cultural ReProducers: Propositions, Manifestos & Experiments by Christa Donner
At the intersection of feminism, science fiction, and disco, MOTHERNISM aims to locate the mother-shaped hole in contemporary art discourse. If the proverbial Mother is perhaps perceived as a persona non grata in the art world, because her nurturing nature is at odds with the hyperbolic ideal of the singular artistic genius, MOTHERNISM amplifies her presence, channeling her energy, complexity, and sublime creative potential in a series of intimate and critical reflections. The resulting collection of letters—dedicated with love from one mother to her dear daughter, sister, mother, and reader—fuse biography, music, art, and history into an auto-theoretical testimony that recalls and redefines the future imperfect.
Invisible Spaces of Parenthood Manual
The ISP Manual is part of Invisible spaces of parenthood: A collection of pragmatic propositions for a better future, a Communal Knowledge project by Andrea Francke that explores issues surrounding childcare in collaboration with local nurseries, childminders, children’s centres and parent groups, and looks for new models and possibilities. This included setting up an exhibition and a workshop space at The Showroom, summer 2012, for visitors to test out DIY designs for furniture and forms of play, some of which were gathered through an open call.
The manual contains eight especially commissioned essays as well as interviews, event excerpts, discussions and documentation from the exhibition .
Propositions, Manifestos & Experiments is a risographed think-tank exploring the intersection of contemporary artmaking and family life through text and image from 28 international artists, published in glorious duotone by the collective Temporary Services with a centerfoldout poster of the Cultural ReProducers Manifesto. The zine features contributions by: Christa Donner, Candida Alvarez, Laura Berman, Andrew Yang, Lise Haller Baggesen, Keiler Roberts (Powdered Milk), Lenka Clayton, Jennie Temple (Project!! Wakaka!), Stephanie Diamond, Selina Trepp, Chiara Galimberti, Lauren Weinstein, Alberto Aguilar, Fred & August Sasaki, Orla Whelan (AtHomeStudios, the Mothership Project), Crystal Ann Brown & Eliot Hown (The Hown’s Den), Libby Clarke, Rebecca Niederlander & Iris Anna Regn (Broodwork), Jane Marsching & Andi Sutton (Plotform), Kyle Schlie (S.A.C.K.), Melissa Potter, Claire Ashley, Andre Francke & Kim Dhillon (Invisible Spaces of Parenthood).
Christa Donner is an American artist based in Chicago. She investigates the human/animal body and its metaphors using a variety of media, ranging from small-press zines to large-scale installations. Her work is exhibited internationally, including projects for The Worldly House in dOCUMENTA 13 (Kassel, Germany); BankArt NYK (Yokohama, Japan); Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art (Paphos, Cyprus); the Museum Bellerive (Zurich, Switzerland), ANTI Festival of Contemporary Art (Kuopio, Finland), the Centro Columbo Americano (Medellin, Colombia), and throughout the United States. In 2013 Donner initiated Cultural ReProducers, an evolving creative platform supporting active cultural workers who are also raising children.
10/11 July 2015 (more info on the date and full program soon):
Performance as Publishing, Ruth Beale and Nicole Bachman