Art AIDS America Exhibition


Art AIDS America Exhibition

Art AIDS America

Art AIDS America

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June 6 – September 6, 2015

Presented in two parts at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum and the West Hollywood Library:

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
626 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
West Hollywood Library
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Find more information on the two locations, including hours and parking, below.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 5, 2015, 7-9pm

Art AIDS America examines 30 years of artistic production made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Surveying the early 1980s to the present, this exhibition reintroduces and explores a spectrum of artistic responses to HIV/AIDS from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, considering how the disease shifted the development of American art away from the conceptual foundations of postmodernism and toward a more insistently political and autobiographical voice.

Presented in two parts at the ONE Gallery and the West Hollywood Library as a part of One City One Pride, this iteration of the exhibition comprises a select preview of the larger show opening at the Tacoma Art Museum in October 2015. In West Hollywood, works on view at the Library explore a wide range of creative expressions from the early years of AIDS to the present, while the presentation at the ONE Gallery focuses special attention on California-based artists.

Art AIDS America is organized by Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and co-curated by Dr. Jonathan D. Katz, Director, Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), and Rock Hushka, Chief Curator at Tacoma Art Museum. Generous support provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Gilead Sciences, Inc. The presentation of the preview exhibition Art AIDS America is supported by the City of West Hollywood and The David Geffen Foundation.

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