Sex Work, Art Work: The Empowering Exhibition Making A Major Statement

by Stephanie Maida · February 20, 2018

    Feminism may finally be having a moment, but there is still so much progress to be made. Even in the most liberal of circles, there tends to be a stigma surrounding sex work, one that's not only exclusionary, but dangerous.

    A new exhibition, on view through Thursday, sees sex workers and allies fighting back against the silencing and shaming with art. The group show, featuring pieces by StoyaJacqueline FrancisClayton CubittSteve PrueCynthia K Cortes, and more, breaks down stereotypes and explores ideas of self-worth, respectability politics, consent, empowerment, and disempowerment.

    Curated by Zephy, the multidisciplinary exhibition will also be raising funds for anti-sextrafficking organization Beauty for Freedom.

    Funny, sexy, serious - the unique works reflect the multifaceted voices of sex workers, turning people's preconceived notions on their heads.

    264 Water Street through February 22nd, 5 pm - 8 pm

    [Photo via @khd_art]