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You Shall Have Exactly What You Want, Sarah Cullen

PhotoIreland Festival
Event organized by PhotoIreland Festival

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Launch 6pm Saturday 5th May
Running 6-20 May
At The Library Project

Irish artist Sarah Cullen presents her work You Shall Have Exactly What You Want, exploring the experiences of pregnant women in Ireland who are faced with crisis pregnancies. By interrupting the domestic space, Cullen teases out how the experience of this environment and the everyday changes when one learns of a crisis pregnancy and cannot seek reproductive healthcare in the country in which they reside. It uses visual triggers to evoke contemplation on the right to bodily autonomy, and critiques the institutions that withhold this right from the populace.

This year, as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2018, we present the works of two photographers working around women’s rights, at a time when Ireland will vote in a referendum about issues concerning access to legal abortion. At The Copper House Gallery, Laia Abril launches her comprehensive work 'On Abortion', looking at the history and repercussions for women in the absence of safe and legal abortions - the first chapter of an extensive project 'A History of Misogyny'.

There is a lot more to discover and to be announced, so check the full programme so far at:

PhotoIreland Festival 2018 is made possible with support from Dublin City Council, Instituto Cervantes Dublin, The Copper House Gallery, and Inspirational Arts, and in partnership with Cow House Studios and Office of Public Works - OPW.