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art of what

The fetuses were wired, labeled and numbered and donated to many Nasty Women art exhibitions

& fundraisers worldwide in 2017 and 2018.


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.

PDF-bestandDownload Press Release June 5 2014

PDF-bestandDownload 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'.

PDF-bestandDownload flyer (1.5 MB)

The installation contains objects, paintings and mixed media, see Art of What.