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How Nicaragua's Supreme Court Got Away With Disqualifying Presidential Candidate
Earlier this summer, Nicaragua's Supreme Court stepped into the country's presidential race and disqualified leading candidate Eduardo Montealegre of the country's liberal party. The Court appointed Pedro Reyes as a candidate instead, citing he was more acceptable to be president. The court is dominated by the socialist Sandanista Party headed by President Daniel Ortega.
Manuel Orozco of the Inter-American Dialogue offers his insight in this interview from Costa Rica.
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There’s a long and glorious tradition of artists turning to their immediate surroundings for the materials with which to make their work. So when an artist becomes a parent, specifically a mom, why not expect the same kinds of investigations?
Art about motherhood has been devalued just about as long as the work of raising children has. But starting in the 20th century, we can find many examples of artworks that use the images or materials of motherhood to great effect.
It seems to be difficult for us to be truly transparent about the value hierarchy we place on women — especially in the art world, which remains one of the last unregulated markets in the developed world.
It can sometimes feel like motherhood is invisible in the art world. Here are some resources for artist-mothers, including additional reading, grants and networks available to them.
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