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MAMI : AMA : MOTHERS Publications



We are the children who have witnessed how our mothers’ lives have been torn apart by a labor market with low wages and strenuous physical work, as well as mothers who have been thrown out of the system straight into poverty. 

Their lives are a reflection of an economic system based on inequality, which has contributed to their downfall. As children, we want to break the silence and isolation that surrounded our mothers’ lives. We want to write their stories in history and talk about the strengths, care and declarations of love that moved in silence. ”  

MAMI: AMA: MOTHERS is the result of a collective process in which nine artists and cultural workers came together to illuminate and shape the perspectives and conditions of working mothers.  

In this post-exhibition catalog, the artists and cultural workers who exhibited in Botkyrka Art Gallery (29 August 2020 – 16 January 2021) have collected the work and contributed with reflections, additions and summaries of the works. An in-depth study of the exhibition, which can also be seen as a work in itself.  

The book costs SEK 250 and can be purchased on site in Labyrint arkiv, Botkyrka konsthall or ordered through THIS LINK:

(a postage cost of SEK 62 will be added). All money from the sale goes to the association Gesguud  , where mothers organize themselves with e.g. night hike in Tensta . Hear some of the mothers being interviewed in the documentary  Our children  die on SVT here .  


Editors: Emma Dominguez, Macarena Dusant  

Cast: Kim Einarsson, Paulina de los Reyes, Sissela Nordling Blanco, Gloria Martine, Fariba Nasiri, Leila Karin Österlind, Nikola Petrović, Frasat Mubarak, Francisca Mella, Ismail Hanchi, Ömer Faruk Peker, Danilo Carreño Lefcer, Ken Ha, Shiva Anoush Macarena Cerda, Emma Dominguez, Macarena Dusant, Leila El Harfaoui, Sara Rad, Sonia Sagan, Sarasvati Shrestha and Sarah Tawiah Svärd. 

Proofreading: Nawroz Zakholy  Graphic design: Sissela Nordling Blanco 

The publication has been made possible thanks to support from the Längmanska Kulturfonden Foundation, Helge Ax: son Johnson’s Foundation, the Creative Foundation in Botkyrka Municipality and Botkyrka Art Gallery.  

Publisher: Labyrint Press
Labyrint is Botkyrka konsthall’s publisher and growing archive with a focus on artistic collaborations in printed format. Welcome to visit the archive upstairs in Botkyrka Art Gallery.