Solo show Art of What at Gemak, The Hague
The exhibition Art of What is a response to demonstrations of the Christian pro-life movement which uses every possible means to horrify abortion. They show gruesome pictures with the slogan ‘Art of Abortion’ to frighten people. Children are indoctrinated into sampling little silicon 12-week-old fetuses to passers-by, as shown in the documentary Jesus Camp (2006, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady). These little fetuses are the core of the exhibition. The works are created with different materials, mostly feminine, like knitting needles, clothes hangers and tights. 2,000 fetuses were ordered, and went out of stock, which prevented the pro-life organisation to use them for their own activities.Download Press Release June 5 2014 Download Persbericht (Nederlands) 5 juni 2014
> Read the blog on Villa La Repubblica by Albertus Pieters (Dutch)
> Nice article on Kunst.blog.nl by José van der Wegen (Dutch)
> 'Shocking'news on Den Haag FM (Dutch)
The installation contains objects, paintings and mixed media, see Art of What.
Artist talk, opening reception
Installing the show, with the help of Wouter and Marie Jeanne of Gemak
View from outside, through the gallery window
Close-up of 12-Week-Old Rug, containing 1,000 fetuses
Different skin colors available...?
Where it all begun: box with 4 fetuses 'Touch of Life'.
The fetuses were wired, labeled and numbered and donated to Nasty Women art exhibitions
& fundraisers worldwide.
Download flyer (1.5 MB)
The installation contains objects, paintings and mixed media, see Art of What