1) Activist-Oriented Art Exhibition (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (December 2017)

Activist-Oriented Art Exhibition

9 December 2017 – 3 February 2018

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This exhibition will debut artwork from women involved in sexual commerce during the 2016 mega-event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event will be hosted at the Municipal Art Center Hélio Oiticica from December 9th, 2017 to February 3rd, 2018 (see also, https://whatyoudontsee.hotglue.me). The launch of the exhibition will mark the thirty-year anniversary of the sex workers’ rights movement in Brazil (December 10th, 2017). The objective of the exhibition is to create a space in which women can curate and share personal stories related to 2016 Olympic realities.

We anticipate the event will be most likely attended by those involved in sex worker reform (agencies, allies, etc.), as well as those interested in issues related to civil liberties and human (sexual) rights. To monitor/ measure impact, we plan to track responses on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) through a common hashtag. The hashtag (e.g., #sxspaces #seeme #vejame #sexpaços) will be well-advertised in print material and the “Beijo da Rua / Kiss from the Street” newsletter distributed in Portuguese and English to targeted groups (e.g., Red Umbrella Campaign, Global Alliance Against Trafficking Women, PIVOT Legal, etc.).