Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency (Traveling)

Joanne Leonard,  Untitled (pear and embryo), from Journal of a Miscarriage, 1973


Laia Abril
Candice Breitz
Elinor Carucci
Krista Franklin
Candy Guinea
KING COBRA (documented as Doreen Garner)
Joanne Leonard
Carmen Winant

About the Exhibition

Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency explores the psychological, physical, and emotional realities people encounter in the years leading up to, during, and after fertility. The exhibition features eight artists who consider a range of topics including birth, miscarriage, pleasure, the lack of access to abortion, trauma, and the loss of fertility. The term “reproductive” is twofold. It implies the characteristics of a photograph, bringing attention to a notable lack of visual representation of the experiences of the female body. Additionally, the term is a reference to a common patriarchal, capitalist view of women’s bodies as vehicles for reproduction. This exhibition aims to add visual presence and a deeper understanding of the precarious nature of female rights and freedoms in a time where the future of these rights is uncertain.

The exhibition will be in New York state from September 28, 2024-February 2, 2025. The exhibition is then available March 2025-March 2027 for other venues.

For more details about Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency and programming when it was at MoCP from January 19-May 23, 2021, click here.