Meg Weeks

  • View of “Decriminalised Futures,” 2022. Table: Copies of Danica Uskert and Annie Mok’s Unsustainable, 2020. Photo: Anne Tetzlaff.

    “Decriminalised Futures”

    WE HAVE ALL PRESUMABLY HEARD the oft-repeated demand that sex workers be allowed to speak for themselves. This assertion, while a definitive rejection of tired, paternalistic tropes of prostitutes either as pitiable victims in need of saving or as social deviants who threaten public safety, health, and order, is hardly radical in 2022. Surely most visitors to “Decriminalised Futures,” the London Institute of Contemporary Arts’ exhibition of sex-worker art, will be in agreement on such