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For Love Or Money

September 11, 2015 to February 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 5 - 7 pm, Kinsey Institute Gallery
Artist Talk by Annie Sprinkle, Friday, September 11, 4 pm, Jordan Hall A100

For Love or Money is the Kinsey Institute’s contribution to Themester 2015 at Indiana University. This year the theme is @Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet. For Love or Money will explore various forms of sex work, as well as professions associated with sex and gender expression, including prostitution, exotic dancing, nude and erotic modeling, peep shows, burlesque and drag performance, and adult film production.

More than 80 artworks, photographs, artifacts, film posters, books, magazines, and documents from the Institute’s research collections will be exhibited, including works by contemporary artists Herbert Ascherman, Dennis Chamberlin, Michael Grecco, Dirk Hooper, Dave Levingston, M.C. Madrigal, Barbara Nitke, Len Prince, Michael Rosen, Dona Schwartz, Pam Spaulding, Annie Sprinkle, Daniel D. Teoli Jr., Martin Weinberg, and Hope Wurmfeld.

These varied materials offer a broader view of these forms of work, beyond the stereotypes of sex-related work as demeaning or victimizing. These professions may be out of the mainstream, but they play a significant role in the American economy and culture.

Related Events:

IU Professor of Sociology Martin Weinberg — "Sex Work on the Streets of San Francisco: The Gendered  Structure and Experience of the Work"
October 14, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Morrison 007.

Dr. Weinberg will give a public lecture in which he will discuss his experiences as a sex researcher and his extensive research on various forms of sex work. Dr. Weinberg joined the department in 1968 and for 13 years had a joint appointment as Senior Research Sociologist at the Kinsey Institute. During that time he conducted research on homosexuality and coauthored two books on the subject.

Following the presentation, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the “For Love or Money” exhibition.

IU Adjunct Faculty in International Studies Program Dr. Stepanka Korytova — "Taken and the Misrepresentation of Sex Trafficking"
November 30, 4:30-6:00 pm, Woodburn Hall 005.

Dr. Korytova has published Global Human Trafficking Bibliography 2000-2010, available on the Global Center website and in the library of The Kinsey Institute, and has an upcoming article co-written with MWH Director Toby Strout: “Meeting the Needs of Victims of Sex Trafficking: DV Victim Services as Appropriate Providers?” to be published in Domestic Violence Report in November 2015. Her current research focuses on the intersection of sex trafficking and domestic violence.

All talks will be open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Other Exhibitions Featuring The Kinsey Institute Collection
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The Kinsey Institute currently has no items on exhibit at other institutions.


The Kinsey Institute Gallery showcases selected pieces from the Institute's extensive collection of art, artifacts, and photography. Past exhibitions include Sex Ed, Out of Russia, and Passionate Creatures.

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