Private Practices: AAPI Artist and Sex Worker Collection
Kayla Noriko Tange
Emily Velez Nelms
Private Practices debuts the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive’s new collection and digitization of artistic ephemera of Asian American and/or Pacific Islander artists that make a living as sex workers. Private Practices will serve as an online and in person resource to explore the fetishization of female-identifying Asian bodies through the Archive’s holdings, namely screenshots, paystubs, apparel, set pieces, text messages, and other ephemera pertinent to sexual labor.