Magnet @ Safe Sex Bang Closing Party and Discussion
Saturday, 1/25, 6-8pm
Join us at the Center for Sex and Culture as we host a closing party and discussion for The Buzz Bense Poster Collection Safe Sex Bang.
There will be a brief discussion on the exhibition and safe sex poster making with collector Buzz Bense, co-curators Alex Fialho and Dorian Katz, designer Scott Sidorsky, and Director of Magnet Steve Gibson.
More on the exhibition: SAFE SEX BANG: The Buzz Bense Collection of Safe Sex Posters spans from 1982 into the 2000s, from San Francisco to New York City stateside and internationally to Australia, Germany, Denmark, and Canada. Buzz Bense has collected and produced safe sex posters aimed at members of the queer community since the mid-1980s. In March 2012, Bense donated his collection to CSC of over 150 unique posters, accumulated primarily during his time as a graphic designer with various safe sex advocacy groups and as founder of the San Francisco safe sex club EROS. Circulated at a moment when the queer community experienced the initial ravages brought on by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, these posters comprise a striking aesthetic collection of graphically innovative design that explicitly visualizes diverse LGBT communities and safe sex activism.