Our 2023 partnerships are important and timely, beginning with an exhibition in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Illinois.
In 2016, Weinberg/Newton Gallery hosted an exhibition entitled Your body is a battleground in support of reproductive rights and a pro-choice Illinois. Installed at our previous location, the building’s management forced the gallery to remove Aleksandra Mir’s text-based artwork Keep Abortion Legal from outward-facing windows along Superior Street in River North. In alternating baby blue and soft pink letters, the statement was deemed unrepresentative of building management and all tenants.
Seven years later the rollback of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States of America through the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling has taken away the constitutional right to an abortion. For Those Without Choice is dedicated to those impacted by laws that manipulate personal decision-making by controlling and criminalizing medical access to reproductive-related procedures.
New and established pro-choice voices come together in overwhelming support and demand for reproductive rights. Mir is no longer alone in presenting art that directly addresses abortion, and there is consensus amongst the group: Abortion is Freedom. Abortion is Healthcare. Abortion is Normal. Abortion is NOT a Crime. Keep Abortion Legal.
Angela Davis Fagan
Guerilla Girls Broadband
Maria Robinson and Sayward Schoonmaker
Shout Your Abortion
Wildcat Ebony Brown
Image: Aleksandra Mir, Keep Abortion Legal