Decriminalised Futures at Institute of Contemporary Art in London
In art news, an exhibit called Decriminalised Futures has opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. This group exhibition explores the history of sex workers lives, experiences, and movement struggles using film, embroidery, writing, drawing, gaming, and sculpture.
The project is lead by organizers and artists from Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement, or SWARM.
The exhibit is up through May 22, 2022, and ICA is also hosting a series of events curated by the artists, including some, which are online, that you can attend from anywhere in the world. We love to see sex worker-led creativity and activism infiltrating art institutions!
“Full decriminalisation of sex work is the rallying cry that unites the sex worker rights movement across the world. Under this banner, sex workers and their allies have fought tirelessly for strong workers’ rights, an end to exploitation, an end to criminalisation, and real measures to address poverty. Decriminalised Futures is a celebration of this movement. This exhibition is a testament to what can be created when we use this movement as our inspiration; when we take politicised sex worker organising as our starting point.” – Elio Sea and Yves Sanglante, co-curators