“ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work” Exhibition

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

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[Image: Angelo Madsen Minax "Live Nude Genitals" (2012) Neon, Plexiglas, 36 x 36 in. Courtesy of the artist]
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Curated by Alexis Heller

This exhibition explores the history of queer sex work culture, and its intimate ties to art and activism. Coined by bisexual activist, Carol Leigh, aka. The Scarlot Harlot in 1978, ‘sex work’ is broadly defined as exchanging sex or erotic services for gain and connotes personal agency and politicized action. More than a portrait of life at the margins, what emerges in this exhibit is a demonstration of queer and transgender sex workers’ deep community building, creative organizing, self-empowerment, identity/desire affirmation and healing and the use of pornography as a deft tool for queer and trans liberation.



from September 28, 2019 to January 19, 2020

Opening Reception on 2019-09-28 from 14:00 to 18:00


http://www.leslielohman.org (venue's website)



Venue Hours

From 12:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays


Address: 26 Wooster St., New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-431-2609

Between Grand and Canal St. Subway: A/C/E to Canal Street

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