Thanks for the mammaries, THE FACEBOOK FEED
LAND, Los Angeles
Thanks for the Mammaries, The Facebook Feed
October 1–November 6, 2015
On October 1, 2015 LAND unveiled its new, larger public headquarters in Hollywood (same strip mall, new unit!) with Los Angeles-based artist Bettina Hubby’s large-scale installation, Thanks for the Mammaries, the Facebook Feed, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The work chronicles the Facebook dialogue surrounding Hubby’s diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent double mastectomy in 2014. When Hubby learned of her diagnosis, she reached out via Facebook to her friends and community to submit, “boob-related imagery.” The work was a compilation of the more than 100 submissions she received, representative of Hubby’s inherently collaborative artistic practice that utilizes humor to strengthen community bonds.
Pictured below: Thanks for the Mammaries, The Facebook Feed (details), Bettina Hubby, 2014. Silk, hardware 30 strips 13 x 96 inches each. Edition of 5. Photographs by Steven Rimlinger.