Four pieces on repeal: notes on art aesthetics and the struggle against Ireland’s abortion law
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The Repeal campaign articulated new and transformative relationships between law, reproduction and the political in Ireland. During the campaign, ordinary people took ownership of and participated in mutual teaching and critique of law on a wide scale. Art, along these lines, was often used to document and archive the injustices worked by the 8th Amendment. However, art also became a means of imagining law otherwise. In this piece, I use Jacques Rancière’s work on the relationship between aesthetics and politics to analyse artistic contributions to feminist legal discourses associated with Repeal.
|Number of pages||20|
|Early online date||23 Mar 2020|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 23 Mar 2020|