March 5th, 2007
San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival
And donâ€™t miss the
We, Asian Sex Workers Art Show
â€œWe, Asian Sex Workersâ€ is a group show featuring the visual and performance art of contemporary
artists from around the world. â€œWe, Asian Sex Workersâ€ portrays our own personal story of being an Asian sex worker from the U.S or abroad. We hope this show will help to educate San Francisco and beyond about some of the misconceptions too often presented about our lives.
The focus of the Show is to highlight and honor the strength, survival, beauty and determination necessary to be an Asian Sex Worker within and against the world of laws like the Trafficking Victim Protection Act and US Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath, and the criminalization of prostitution in cities all over the US. Fed up with the current laws that criminalize our work and our bodies, restrict our movement and keep us from rising up, we hope to explore the boundaries between criminal acts, resistance, and art. There will be â€œoriental massage parlorâ€ style red neon â€œOPENâ€ sign towards Folsom Street during night gallery hours. The window is located in an industrial South of Market Street area in San Francisco which has steady vehicle traffic.
Featuring work by Tracy Quan, Reagan Louie, Mariko Passion, Annie Chen, Surgeon Scofflaw. The Girls of Banteay Srei (Oakland, CA) and Ivy from Young Womenâ€™s Empowerment Project. Mariko Passion, Annie Chen and Surgeon Scofflaw will be offering in person private conceptual experience with the purchase of any of their fine art. Credit Cards accepted. The gallery will host late night gallery hours from 7pm-midnight on evenings between July 14-22.
The opening party fundraiser is this Sunday 7/15 and features DJ ANASIA from Big Island Love and Lightning in a Bottle fame. Autographed REagan Louie and Tracy Quan books, sex worker film festival passes to be raffled. $20 donation helps fuel this project and all itâ€™s expenses.
You can also make an appointment by calling (415)99-ASIA-9. The website has more info including bios, links and scheduling information:
This art show is curated by Gennifer M. Hirano, asianprincess. in conjunction with the 5th Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival simultaneously happening around San Francisco during the same time: San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival
LISTEN TO MARIKO PASSION AND IVY FROM YOUNG WOMENâ€™S EMPOWERMENT PROJECT SPEAK LIVE ON HARD KNOCK RADIO KPFA 94.1, WEDNESDAY 7/11/07 @ 1:30PM
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