Fernando Carpaneda Sculptures Was Featured in "On Our Backs: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work" Exhibition at Leslie Lohman Museum of Art.
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.
Curated by Alexis Heller.
Featured artists include Patrick Angus, Nina Arsenault, Robert Blanchon, Fernando Carpaneda, Tee Corinne, Ben Cuevas, Chloe Dzubilo, Juniper Fleming, Amber Hawk Swanson, Xandra Ibarra, Efrain John-Gonzalez, Bruce LaBruce, Robert Mapplethorpe, shawné michaelain holloway, Midori, D’Angelo Madsen Minax, Leon Mostovoy, Ms. Naughty, Pink + White Productions, Mirha Soleil- Ross, Annie Sprinkle, Pluma Sumaq, Veronica Vera, Khalil West & Ajamu, and David Wojnarowicz.
Fernando Carpaneda "ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work" Photo Matt Myers.
Press about "ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work", exhibition, featuring Fernando Carpaneda at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art. The exhibition was curated by Alexis Heller, and was featured in several newspapers and magazines around the world. The New York Times wrote about the exhibition, as well as VOGUE, Interview, NESS Magazine, Art Forum, Hyperallergic, Artnet, Frieze, etc .
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