We are honoured to welcome Hettie Judah for a two-part event composed of a talk and a reading group on Friday, February 3 at 11 am!
In her book “How Not To Exclude Artist Mothers (and other parents)” Hettie Judah unpicks a culture that alienates cultural workers with children and argues that a paradigm shift is needed within the art world to take account of the needs of artist mothers (and other parents: artist fathers, parents who don’t identify with the term ‘mother’, and parents in other sectors of the art world).
Hettie proposes a two-part event Starting at 11 am on Friday. The first session will introduce her practice and the book, followed by a reading group, which will look into Carolee Schneemann, “Anti Demeter: The More I Give the More You Steal / The More You Give the More I Need” and Mary Jirmanus Saba, “Boston June 2019(Or “Artistic Genius is a Myth of the Colonial Patriarchy: Part One)” (from “Why Call it Labor?” Mophradat, 2020).
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive the texts on time. The event is free for everyone and commences Page Not Found’s cycle Mother Reader, which addresses the issues of parenthood within the cultural world.
Hettie Judah is chief art critic on the British daily paper The i, a regular contributor to The Guardian’s arts pages, and a columnist for Apollo magazine. She writes for Frieze, Art Quarterly, Art Monthly, ArtReview and other publications with ‘art’ in the title, and is a contributing editor to The Plant magazine. Following publication of her 2020 study on the impact of motherhood on artists’ careers, in 2021 she worked with a group of artists to draw up the manifesto How Not To Exclude Artist Parents, now available in 15 languages. In 2022, together with Jo Harrison, Hettie co-founded the Art Working Parents Alliance – a supportive network and campaigning group for curators, academics, gallerists, technicians, educators and others working in the arts.