Interview with Laia Abril

About "On Mass Hysteria"

"We have a very strong connection with the word #hysteria and how it’s been used through history to control women and to also minimize women’s suffering."

Artist Laia Abril (1986) uses photography, archives and multimedia to create highly political projects often linked to feminist issues and imbued with sociological, historical and anthropological knowledge. On Mass Hysteria is the third chapter in her major project, A History of Misogyny.

In this exhibition, she conceptualizes how psychogenic mass crises might constitute a collective, unconscious language of protest.

The exhibition Laia Abril. On Mass Hysteria is on view at Photo Elysée until October 1, 2023.

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