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Ephemera as Evidence

Posted on August 1, 2014 by in Gallery

Ephemera as Evidence A new Visual AIDS show explores the legacy of AIDS by Alina Oswald In recent history, the AIDS pandemic has prominently highlighted our…limitations, as humans, when facing the disease, bringing home the realization of our mortality and the loss associated with it. Maybe most importantly, when it comes to HIV/AIDS, this loss [...]

Carmine Santaniello

Posted on February 12, 2014 by in Gallery

The Test of Time A conversation with New York City-based artist Carmine Santaniello about surviving the AIDS crisis, and creating art that helps today’s youth to Play Smart and be in the know about AIDS and practicing safer sex by Alina Oswald There’s often a process of self-discovery associated with looking at a work of [...]

Ronnie Queenan

Posted on November 7, 2013 by in Gallery

Awaken On a Journey of Self-Acceptance, Artist Ronnie Queenan Uses Paint & Brush to Create Healing Art & Talk About HIV/AIDS by Alina Oswald Ever since he was a kid, Ronnie Queenan has admired other people’s art. At the age of fifteen, he became interested in abstract—then called modern—art. Yet, he never desired to be [...]

Postcards from the Edge

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in Noteworthy

The sixteenth annual Postcards from the Edge benefit is not taking place until January 17–19, 2014, but organizers at Visual AIDS are already putting the call out to artists and art-lovers alike. As Visual AIDS’ first annual benefit event every year, Postcards from the Edge gives artists a chance to contribute an original postcard-sized work [...]

(re)Presenting AIDS

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in Noteworthy

Text & Photos by Alina Oswald A lovely, late-summer evening and an honest conversation about arts, AIDS, and cultural institutions presenting HIV/AIDS-related exhibitions brought people out of their homes and into the impressive Skylight Room at The Graduate Center, CUNY, to attend a public forum, “(re)Presenting AIDS: Culture & Accountability,” hosted by Visual AIDS and [...]

Global Meets Local

Posted on July 19, 2012 by in Gallery

Artists Draw on Experiences to Make the Breadth of AIDS Visible by Chael Needle Reflecting on President Reagan’s silence around AIDS in the 1980s, Tony Kushner stated in the June 2012 issue of A&U: “And in a way we are back there again where nobody wants to hear about [AIDS] and talk about it anymore. [...]

Richard Haines

Posted on May 23, 2012 by in Gallery

Art Belongs to Us Fashion Blogger Richard Haines Talks to Lester Strong About the Consolations of Beauty and Art in the Age of AIDS Visit the fashion capitals of the world—New York, Paris, or Milan, for example—during their fashion weeks and you may well find fashion illustrator extraordinaire Richard Haines hard at work sketching the [...]

Enrique Sapene

Posted on December 6, 2011 by in Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Happy trails to you….” As I sing this standard, I see horses trotting down the country lane, clippetty-clopp, clippetty-clopp, with a fine-looking cowboy riding next to me. Hmmm, romantic. The song was originally sung by cowboy actor Roy Rogers and his cowgirl actress wife, Dale Evans, many moons ago. But [...]

Not Over

Posted on November 26, 2011 by in Noteworthy

AIDS awareness aims to be on the button. Now it is! On World AIDS Day, Visual AIDS is distributing 10,000 NOT OVER buttons, paired with red ribbons, across New York City in order to generate discussion about HIV/AIDS. Individuals and organizations that use social media networking sites are also encouraged to “wear” the button on-line by [...]

Untitled: World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art Screenings

Posted on November 15, 2011 by in Noteworthy

Visual AIDS is marking 30 years of AIDS by distributing Untitled by Jim Hodges, Encke King, and Carlos Marques da Cruz. The film will be screened nationwide at museums, arts organizations, colleges, community groups on December 1, 2011, also known as World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art. All screenings are free and open to the public. [...]