Art AIDS America, a national touring art exhibition, has arrived in Chicago, its last stop. The Windy City iteration, working with the curators, has added works by Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger, and African-American activist artist Howardena Pindell, as well as local artists, many of whom are of color and/or are women, including Roger Brown, Doug Ischar, Patric McCoy, Michael Qualls (1961-2005), Oliverio (Oli) Rodriguez, Danny Sotomayor (1958-2011), and Israel Wright. Called the “definitive ART AIDS America showcase” by Jonathan Katz, who curated the exhibition with Rock Hushka, because of its size and inclusion of artists of color, Art AIDS America offers visitors to Alphawood Gallery a chance to trace the impact of the AIDS crisis on American art. Presented by The Alphawood Foundation, the exhibition will be complemented by an exhibition of first-decade activist materials, panel discussions, performances and more. The opening reception took place on December 1, 2016, World AIDS Day and runs through April 2, 2017.
Admission is free but timed admission passes are recommended.
For more information, visit: www.ArtAIDSAmericaChicago.org.