On now

The Table, mothermother, (Iteration 20)

2-5 March 2023
Aotearoa Art Fair 2023
The Cloud, Auckland Waterfront

mothermother is a circular project, a platform, a collective voice, and a network

mothermother is iterative, non-hierarchical, and intergenerational

mothermother makes space for exhibiting artists to connect, acknowledge and be seen through a kaupapa of manaakitanga

mother mother evolves as each artist passes the taonga of invitation onto the next, fostering support and opportuniy

mothermother prioritises collective thinking and nonlinear concepts of time, history, and economy

Karen Rubado is a Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland artist who is interested in the aggregation and transformation of materials through hand-making. Her enthusiasm lies in the connections between intention and action, the real and imagined, and the imperfection that often characterises the handmade. Inspired by techniques of extemporising within a structure, her weaving practice encourages the unexpected and allows for spontaneity as a catalyst for discovery. She sees this as a subtle form of opposition to the authorial powers of tradition and the expectations emanating from both craft and contemporary art conventions.

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