Beyond Nuclear Family: Home Sweet Home

Beyond Nuclear Family: Home Sweet Home

The text brochure for the exhibition can be downloaded here:

The exhibition Beyond Nuclear Family: Home Sweet Home seeks to provide a critical revision of the modern Western concept of the family and, through the works of more than forty international artists, explores the alternatives – historical and contemporary, geographical and cultural, utopian and fictional. The third chapter of this long-term research and discursive project, after two iterations in Berlin and in Prague, seeks to redefine the questionable concept of the Nuclear Family and bring it back to its original ‘home’, the U.S., where it was coined and distributed in the second half of the 20th century. 

Through paintings, photographs, videos, texts, sculptures, textiles, performances, and installation, the works in this exhibition portray and critically analyze contemporary notions of family, kinship, and togetherness. They bring forth conversations about chosen family and queer kinship; utopian family revolutions and coexistence models; deficiency in cultural capital; fragility and ambiguity of relationship patterns; institutional childcare models; feminist chains of support; as well as familial traumas and institutional care or lack of it. Amongst existing artworks the show also features newly commissioned works by six Czech artists: Eva Koťátková, Maria Lukáčová, Markéta Magidová, Vojtěch Radakulan, Jiří Skála and Martina Drozd Smutná, as well as a Family Album with small-scale commissions by the former collaborators of the Chalupecký Society, including: Tai Shani, Laure Prouvost, Michelle Lévy, and Egill Sæbjörnsson, among others.

Accompanying program:
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:30 pm
EFA Project Space

Diana AdamsThe Legal Movement to Take Us Beyond the Nuclear Family
Lawyer and queer activist Diana Adams is the Executive Director of the New York City-based legal nonprofit Chosen Family Law Center, and an international legal leader in advocacy for queer family forms beyond the romantic dyad.

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Friday, November 18, 2022, 6:00 pm
EFA Project Space
Taka Taka: Mothers Mothering Mothers
Dragtivist, educator, queer theorist and independent curator Taka Taka will talk about their experience of being drag mothered by Jennifer Hopelezz, learning from their drag siblings from the House of Hopelezz and mothering their drag kids House of Løstbois as a para-family warm constellation of mutual empowerment. Located at cruise club chUrch, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 2pm - 6pm
House of Yes, 8 Wyckoff avenue in Brooklyn (The workshop space is next to House of Yes)
Taka Taka: DRAGGING WARMLY! We play half a day with our body-ies like clay.
Taka Taka as drag educator will facilitate a collective process of dragging to warm up our sensors, in order to feel our organs differently beyond our eyes' demands. If you want to attend, please fill up the RSVP here.

The exhibition is co-funded by The European Union and Ministry of Culture Czech Republic.