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MOSEX

The Museum of Sex, New York On October 5th 2002 the Museum of Sex first opened its Fifth Avenue doors to an eager and curious public. The inaugural exhibition NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America presented work intended … Continue reading

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Role Exchange (1975) – Marina Abramovich

Yugoslavian born “Body Art” performance artist Marina Abramovic (known as the “grandmother of performance art”) performed’Role Exchange’ in 1975 where she exchanged places with a prostitute in Amsterdam’s red light district for a night. Marina had befriended and developed a … Continue reading

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Prostitution: What’s Going On, curated by Professor Liz Kelly CBE

An Exhibition at The Women’s Library (Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT) in 2007 ‘Challenging and provocative, Prostitution: What’s Going On? was an exhibition exploring the issues surrounding prostitution and trafficking, past and the present. The show was curated by … Continue reading

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Ann-Sofi Siden, Prostitution After The Velvet Revolution at the Hayward Gallery 2002

ArtForum magazine: ‘A mere decade ago, according to UK artworld legend, a well-known London gallerist explained that he avoided representing women artists because their work always seemed to be “about problems.” My, how things change. Ann-Sofi Siden’s Warte Mal!: Prostitution … Continue reading

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German Exhibition Explores Myths and Realities of Sex Trade

SEXARBEIT Prostitution – Lebenswelten und Mythen  at the Museum De Arbeit   ‘A museum in Hamburg opens a new show exploring the role of prostitution in German society. The country is home to an estimated 200,000 prostitutes, who together form … Continue reading

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SEDUCED at the Barbican in 2007

In the footsteps of the ICA’s 1976 controversial exhibition ‘Prostitution’ by COUM Transmissions, The Barbican opened with a more gentile and ‘mature’ (?) re-presenting of sexuality in Art that was maybe more  like Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ to the ICA’s ‘Oh Bondage, Up Yours!’  … Continue reading

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Prostitution – COUM Transmissions (Exhibition at the ICA in 1976)

An explicit and hugely controversial exhibition:  PROSTITUTION at the ICA  The following talk was held at the ICA on Monday 21 January 2008 ‘In Richard Hamilton’s 1956 description of pop art he insisted that it needed to be sexy. This … Continue reading

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