[ 30 May - 28 June 2014 ]
Art of What
GEMAKstore project by Airco Caravan
12 Week Old Rug, Deep-piled carpet of 1,000 silicon fetuses, ø 51" (130 cm), 2014
The exhibition ‘Art of What’ by artist Airco Caravan (Amsterdam/New York) at GEMAKstore is a response to demonstrations of the Christian pro-life movement which uses every possible means to horrify abortion.
On banners 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). These little fetuses are the core of the installation.
2,000 fetuses were ordered, and went out of stock, preventing the pro-life organisation to use them for their own activities.
The fetuses come in two colors, caucasian and ethnic. However, in the womb fetuses of every race are the same color: flesh. Also ethnic fetuses are cheaper than the caucasian ones.