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July 15 - September 27, 2019

Abortion Story: Cleveland

Art Writer-in-Residence

Sarah Rose Sharp

Residency: July 15 - August 15, 2019

Part of SWAP

Abortion Story: Cleveland

  Sarah Rose Sharp, Abortion Story: Cleveland, installation detail (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Abortion Story: Cleveland

  Sarah Rose Sharp, Abortion Story: Cleveland, installation (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Abortion Story: Cleveland

  Sarah Rose Sharp, Abortion Story: Cleveland, installation detail (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Abortion Story: Cleveland

  Sarah Rose Sharp, Abortion Story: Cleveland, installation detail (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Abortion Story: Cleveland

  Sarah Rose Sharp, Abortion Story: Cleveland, installation detail (2019), Photo by Rustin McCann

Sarah Rose Sharp is a writer, activist, photographer and multimedia artist. She writes about art and culture for Art in America, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, Sculpture Magazine, ArtSlant, Wallpaper, and others.

As SPACES' fifth Art Writer-in-Residence, Sharp will use her time to research a new interdisciplinary work, Tree of Knowledge. Her project considers academic practice within the humanities through the investigation of different topics that grow rhyzomatically, as branches.

In response to recent legislation around abortion access in Ohio, Georgia, and Alabama, Sharp will dedicate her residency to one branch, titled "Abortion." Her research will include how artists in Ohio are navigating issues related to abortion, both creative and pro-creative; mistakes and consequences; autonomy and commitment; and ways in which reproductive freedom — or lack thereof —has affected artistic freedom and process.

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ABOUT THE ART WRITER PROGRAM

SPACES supports international, U.S. and local cultural producers in the development of new ideas, while facilitating opportunities to collaborate with audiences in Northeast Ohio through various artist in residence initiatives. Since 2002, SPACES has hosted 71 artists from around the world. In 2015, SPACES expanded to include a dedicated residency for art writers, to increase critical dialogue focused on Cleveland's vibrant art scene. This opportunity is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Related Events: Catch Sarah Rose Sharp as part of the 8x8x8 Members Event

About the Artist

Sarah Rose Sharp

Sarah Rose Sharp is a Detroit-based writer, activist, photographer and multimedia artist. She writes about art and culture for Art in America, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, Sculpture Magazine, ArtSlant, Wallpaper, and others. Sarah was named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Art Criticism and is a 2018 recipient of the Rabkin... go to artist page

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