THANKS FOR THE MAMMARIES
Thanks for the Mammaries
Design by Steven Rimlinger
Published by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division
Softcover, 46 pages
9 x 6 inches
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) celebrated the release of Bettina Hubby’s new artist publication, Thanks for the Mammaries, on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at ARCANA: Books on the Arts. The book documents the various iterations of Hubby’s ongoing project, Thanks for the Mammaries, The Facebook Feed, which was installed at the LAND October–November, 2015.
In 2014, Hubby announced her Breast Cancer diagnosis on Facebook and asked her friends and community to submit “boob-related imagery.” People showered Hubby with images, videos, and verbiage that helped her heal and inspired her to pay it forward. Touched by the uplifting effect of this communal support, Hubby sent out a call to artists to submit works for an exhibition. The exhibitions and online Facebook feed displayed the outpouring of support that resulted from Hubby’s call to action, selections of which are documented in the publication.
Hubby writes, “What continues to bring me the most satisfaction is the feedback regarding my approach, in that it has been positively impacting and inspiring people who have (and even many who have not) faced illness in their lives, or in their loved ones’ lives. This is why I wanted to release this as a book to a wider audience. This book is dedicated to the medicinal power of boobishness.”
This publication is made possible with support from Klowden Mann