at MQ Freiraum
Date: Dec. 15, 2023, 7 pm
FOTO ARSENAL WIEN
About Laia Abril and On Abortion (2016):
A History of Misogyny by Laia Abril (b. 1986) is a long-term visual research project that works with historical and contemporary comparisons. In the first chapter, On Abortion (2016), Abril documents and conceptualizes the dangers and harm that results when childbearing individuals do not have access to legal and safe abortions that are free of charge. Using her meticulous research methods, Abril delves into the past to explore the long and continual erosion of the reproductive rights of childbearing people up to the present.
Her collection of images, audio material, and texts from her research that began in Vienna weaves a web of questions on ethics and morality, revealing an array of social causes and abortion-related stigmas and taboos that have long remained invisible.
FOTO ARSENAL WIEN presents around 120 photographs, videos, and installations by the Spanish artist in her first solo exhibition in Austria and in a German-speaking country.