Lovely Mothers. Woman. Body. Subjectivity

In her book the art critic and feminist Jana Kukaine investigates how the concept of motherhood and femininity is being constructed in today’s society

My book is a journey through the woman’s body, paying especial attention to the territories of motherhood. Sexuality, menstruations, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation are only some of the themes which I have dealt with. My aim was to do away with the prejudices, myths and romantic beautifications connected with these themes. My tools are feministic theory and today’s (mainly Latvian) contemporary art, which includes the issues related to maternity in the sphere of its artistic studies.

Jana Kukaine