Tuesday 3 May 2011

What is society's birth rite?

On 9th and 11th May the art collective Enemies of Good Art will be participating in the Birth Rites Symposia.

The Birth Rites Collection is holding two days of symposia to explore the visual representations of childbirth. A range of academics, artists and curator will discuss the social, political and artistic implications of work
around the subject of childbirth in contemporary art. There will be discussion on the following: sexuality and childbirth; changing art practice post childbirth; Taboos and censorship around the representations of childbirth; the implications a lack of the representation of childbirth has on the status of women within society; and the male perspective on childbirth.

Speakers include Lisa Baraitser, Jemima Brown, Matt Collier, Dominique Heyse-Moore, Helen Knowles, Martina Mullaney, Liv Pennington, Imogen Tyler, Eti Wade, Johnathan Waller and Hermione Wiltshire.

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester - 9th May 2011, 10am
The Whitechapel Gallery, London - 11th May 2011, 11am

Find out more and get your tickets here.