Artist Talk: Laia Abril – On Abortion

12 Mar 2018

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The Photographers' Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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Photographer Laia Abril talks about her most recent work On Abortion and is joined in conversation by publisher and curator Dewi Lewis.


Today, safe and efficient means of abortion exist, yet 47,000 women die due to botched abortions, every year. Laia Abril's project On Abortion documents and conceptualizes these dangers and damages caused by women's lack of legal, safe and free access to abortion. As she weaves her net of questions around ethics and morality, Abril also creates a series of meditative visual and textual manifestations of the social triggers, stigmas, and taboos around abortion that have remained invisible until now.

On Abortion is the first chapter of Abril’s new long-term project A History of Misogyny - visual research undertaken through historical and contemporary comparisons – was an exhibition at Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2016 and a book, published by Dewi Lewis in 2017.

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Laia Abril


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