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Art AIDS America: a selection

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This is a small selection of work that was included in a major art exhibition about HIV – either from artists who were/are HIV positive or from other artists responding to the AIDS crisis.

The exhibition included about 300 individual works included in a full catalogue. Some of the artists are well known but many were from people I didn’t know beforehand. The show also included many video works that are not included in this selection. Each picture below opens to a larger image.

Fierce Pussy Collective (formed 1991) - For The Record,1991

Fierce Pussy Collective (formed 1991) – For The Record,199

Willie Cole, How Do You Spell America #2, 1993

Willie Cole, How Do You Spell America

Keith Haring, Altar Piece, 1990

Keith Haring, Altar Piece, 1990

 Shimon Attie (b. 1957) - Untitled Memory (projection of Axel H.), 1998.

Shimon Attie (b. 1957) – Untitled Memory (projection of Axel H.), 1998.

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) - Untitled (Floweres), 1983.

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) – Untitled (Floweres), 1983.

Pacifico Silano (b.1986) - Pages Of A "Blueboy Magazine", 2012

Pacifico Silano (b.1986) – Pages Of A “Blueboy Magazine”, 2012

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (b.1957) - Untitled (Water), 1995

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (b.1957) – Untitled (Water), 1995

Ray Navarro (1964-1990) - Equipped, 1990

Ray Navarro (1964-1990) – Equipped, 1990

Kia Labeija (b.1990) - 24, 2014

Kia Labeija (b.1990) – 24, 2014

Thomas Haukaas (b.1950) - More Time Expected, 2002

Thomas Haukaas (b.1950) – More Time Expected, 2002

Glenn Ligon (b.1960) - Untitled (Four Etchings), 1992

Glenn Ligon (b.1960) – Untitled (Four Etchings), 1992

Curtis Carman (b.1959) - Accessorize Your Love, 2006

Curtis Carman (b.1959) – Accessorize Your Love, 2006

ACT UP:Gran Fury Collective (active 1987-1995) - Let the Record Show, 1987

ACT UP:Gran Fury Collective (active 1987-1995) – Let the Record Show, 1987

Various Artists, post-cards, badges, stickers and posters

Various Artists, post-cards, badges, stickers and posters

Ference Suto (b.1960) - Untitled, 1986

Ference Suto (b.1960) – Untitled, 1986

Larry Stanton (1947-1984) - Untitled [Hospital Drawing], 1984

Larry Stanton (1947-1984) – Untitled [Hospital Drawing], 1984

This show was at the Bronx Museum of the Arts this summer as part of a tour with other US cities including Tacoma and Chicago.

  • Tacoma: 3 October 2015 – 10 January 2016

    http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/exhibit/aaa

  • Bronx: July 13 to 23 October 2016

    http://www.bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/art-aids-america

  • Chicago: 1 December 2016 – 2 April 2017

    http://www.artaidsamericachicago.org

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