Alice and Pat Bag of the Bags. Lissa Rivera, an artist and Museum of Sex staff curator, says she got the same reaction from many of the artists and musicians she spoke with. Sex is transgressions, gender expression, totally breaking free from gender norms and the role of women in rock music. Across the board, though, these artists used sexual imagery in their lyrics and album art as a way to shock.
Punk Lust: Raw Provocation | MoSEX
A new show, Punk Lust: Raw Provocation , pays tribute to the relationship between punk culture and sexuality. Courtesy of the artist. Punk Lust begins as the embers of the Free Love movement scattered to the winds, as so many ideals of the s did when slapped by the cold, hard hand of reality. There was something very aggressive and raw. People were using the language of sexuality as a form of confrontation rather than seduction. People were sexually expressive but did not have illusions about romance.
‘Punk Lust’: How Sexuality Fueled a Musical Revolution
The original members were vocalist Johnny Rotten byname of John Lydon; b. January 31, , London, England , guitarist Steve Jones b. May 3, , London , drummer Paul Cook b. July 20, , London , and bassist Glen Matlock b. August 27, , London.
The Museum of Sex presents Punk Lust: Raw Provocation , a survey looking at the way Punk culture used the language of sexuality—both visually and lyrically—to transgress and defy, whether in the service of political provocation, raw desire, or just to break through the stifling gender norms and social expectations that punks refused to let define them. The exhibition is co-curated by cultural critic Carlo McCormick, journalist, writer and musician Vivien Goldman and Lissa Rivera of the Museum of Sex, among other supporters and will be on view through November 19th Featuring over artifacts, including ephemera, original artworks, film, and garments worn by punk legends—the exhibition includes a wide selection from archives and private collections set within an immersive installation and soundscape. Punk lust was an expression of revolt, representing both an upheaval of what youth, beauty, and fun should look like and a more personal abnegation of self.