Workshop

Embodied practice of care series // Mothering and mother work workshop with Amy Wong

August 10, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A free workshop exploring the intersections of art and mother work

Please join artist Amy Wong for an informal talk and workshop where participants will piece together and personalize their own motherhood readers.  

This free workshop is open to all and takes place on Zoom. Please register here. This event will be live captioned. 

Wong will share a collection of writing on and by BIPOC artists and writers on mothering and motherwork. This will serve as a point of departure for conversation on motherhood versus mothering, maternal praxis for social change and queering prescribed notions of motherhood.  

Afterwards, participants will decorate their reader folders with the printed articles using stickers and art supplies. Children are encouraged to collaborate in this portion of the workshop. Please personalize your decorations with cultural or sentimental collage material!  

 Participants who register before June 24 will be sent a package in the mail with all the supplies. 

This workshop series is organized in conjunction with Jin-me Yoon: Here Elsewhere Other Hauntings, and invites contemporary artists to host participatory gatherings that engage with embodied practices of care.  

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Presented temporally on cuag.ca and as a series of events, Here Elsewhere Other Hauntings (an experiment in pandemic times) offers opportunities to gather virtually with Jin-me Yoon and others invested in her work, and to share in conversations across geography and time zones. 

Participants

Amy Wong is an Angry Asian feminist disguised as an oil painter. Her practice ranges from painting-based installation to collaborative projects that explore the politics of making noise, and conditioning spaces that allow for thinking through together. She is the founder of the Angry Asian Feminist Gang (AAFG), a collective of Diaspora cultural producers dedicated to dialogue centered on Asian feminist concerns. Wong completed her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, MFA at York University in Toronto and post-graduate studies at De Ateliers in Amsterdam.