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Aliza Shvarts

Aliza Shvarts is an artist, writer, and theorist who takes a queer feminist approach to reproductive labor and language. She is Director of Artist Initiatives at Creative Capital.

In Conversation

Viva Ruiz with Aliza Shvarts

Viva Ruiz and I are both artists who have made work about abortion—a form of healthcare increasingly criminalized and rendered inaccessible in the US, and a social justice issue underrepresented in the art world. I spoke with Ruiz about freedom, abortion, and their ongoing project Thank God for Abortion (2015–present), which celebrates agency, the people who need an abortion, and the people who provide that care.

Black Wedding

Metal is an overwhelmingly white and heteromasculinist subculture. Yet as such, it offers something useful to a prurient queer feminist interest. Let me be clear: there are a lot of different people who make metal and different people who listen to it.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2022

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