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AIDS Awareness Broadsides 2005

Broadside n. 1. a strong written or spoken attack. 2. an advertisement or public notice (usually printed on one page) intended for wide distribution.

Supporting gay pride, queer politics, and the fight against AIDS, Visual AIDS presents new works for free distribution at Gay Pride events this June. Artists Carrie Moyer and Joe De Hoyos created postcard stickers available while supplies last from Visual AIDS. You can also send these images as e-cards.

Help disseminate these Broadside Stickers on the street and at Pride events everywhere.

Broadsides
Joe De Hoyos
Joe De Hoyos
Carrie Moyer
Carrie Moyer

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Artists
Joe De Hoyos is a collage artist based in San Francisco. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Australia, Holland, Italy, San Francisco, Boston and New York. His work has also been reviewed in Art in America, Village Voice, New York Times, Art & Understanding, New York Blade, POZ magazine, and HIVplus. De Hoyos states, "I am guilty of using collage as a substitute for my own voice. It allows me to say things I may not necessarily feel comfortable expressing in person. So the most literal way to do that is [to] use text instead of imagery. This project touches on two subjects that I am very passionate about: creativity and HIV." De Hoyos is a member of Visual AIDS in New York and Visual Aid in San Francisco. His artwork and apparel design (LOL Brands) can be viewed at www.lolbrands.com.

Carrie Moyer is a New York-based painter. Her work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, including such venues as PS1/Institute on Contemporary Art, the Palm Beach ICA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Weatherspoon, Cooper-Hewitt and Tang Museums, Shedhalle (Zurich), Le Magasin (Grenoble) and the Project Centre (Dublin), among others. Moyer was also one half of the public art project, Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!) at www.dykeactionmachine.com. From 1991-2004, DAM!'s culture-jamming campaigns dissected mainstream visual culture by inserting lesbian images into recognizably commercial contexts. Moyerís work has been reviewed in such publications as Art in America, ArtForum, Flash Art, Contemporary and the New York Times. She has received funding from Pennies From Heaven, Creative Capital, the New York Council on the Arts, Franklin Furnace and the Peter Norton Family Foundation.

This project is funded in part by The Gesso Foundation.

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Visual AIDS presents a set of broadsides raising AIDS awareness and HIV prevention with contemporary art. Commissioned artists Deborah Grant, Derek Jackson, Chris Johanson, and Neil Farber created a set of four 8.5 x 11" full-color posters for display and distribution in time for Valentine's Day and National Condom Week. The Broadside series will be distributed to AIDS service organizations and cultural organizations, and is available while supplies last from Visual AIDS. PDF versions of the images can be downloaded below.

Broadsides
Deborah Grant
Deborah Grant
Neil Farber
Neil Farber
Chris Johanson
Chris Johanson
Derek Jackson
Derek Jackson

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Artists
Deborah Grant's poster, Rock Hudson Meets the Guy with the Crown of Thorns, employs her signature all-over collage, symbolic drawing, and text to narrate 20 years of the AIDS pandemic. Deborah Grant has exhibited widely and was included in Freestyle at The Studio Museum in Harlem (2001); Lean To, Real Art Ways, CT (2003); Comic Relief: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, a traveling exhibition of Roebling Hall, Brooklyn (2003); Creating Their Own Image, Parsons School of Design, Aronson Galleries, NY (2004); Word, Bronx River Art Center (2004); Notorious Improprieties, Samson Projects, Boston, MA (2004); Seeds and Roots, Permanent Collection of Studio Museum of Harlem (2004). She was an Artist in Residence at The Studio Museum (2003) and at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (2004) and will be included this Spring in Black Emerging Artists at Steve Turner Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA and is currently at work on her second solo exhibition at Roebling Hall, Chelsea, NY (November 2005).

Neil Farber is recognized internationally as a multidisciplinary artist and a founding member of the collective, Royal Art Lodge. Employing a simple but expressive line drawing style that is reminiscent of children's book illustrations, his work blurs the boundary between childhood fear and grown-up fantasy. The artist has created a world populated by a cast of characters that includes waif-like children, cats, dogs, and ghosts, combining innocence with a complicated and foreboding sense of the absurd as evident in his untitled poster. Currently based in Winnipeg, Neil is represented in New York by Clementine Gallery.

Derek Jackson is a visual and performing artist based in Brooklyn, NY, and Portland, ME. His work has been exhibited at The Bronx Museum, Art In General (New York), the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Foster-Tanner Gallery (Florida), among other venues. In 2003 an image from Derek's series Thug Life was the cover art for the highly acclaimed exhibition, DL: The Down-Low in Contemporary Art at Longwood Art Gallery in Bronx, NY. Derek is a recipient of awards from the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Djerassi Artist Residency Program, and the Frank Moore Archive Project. Derek's photography work intersects documentary and fantasy and has been described as a marriage between "the punchy color of David LaChapelle and the pathos of Nan Goldin" (Franklin Sirmans, Time Out magazine).

Chris Johanson is best known for his irreverent, dead-on portraits of street culture and the yuppies, hippies, hipsters, losers, and drunkards who inhabit it. He has exhibited widely. Highlights include SITE Santa Fe's "Uneasy Spaces," in 2003, the 2002 SECA Award show, the 2002 Whitney Biennial, solo exhibitions at Georg Kargl in Vienna and at the UCLA Hammer Museum, "East Meets West" at the ICA in Philadelphia, and "Widely Unknown" at Deitch Projects in New York. He lives and works in Portland, OR, and is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco.

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AIDS Is Far From Over
It is more important than ever to provide frank information about transmission and testing, and to promote safe sex practices. HIV/AIDS is preventable and treatable. To stay healthy you need to get the facts. Download this fact sheet here.

What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, the most advanced stage of HIV disease. A weakened immune system caused by HIV will allow opportunistic infections (OIs) to develop. A healthy immune system would normally fight these infections while an HIV-weakened immune system is susceptible.

How does someone get HIV?
In the U.S., most people get HIV through unprotected sex, including vaginal, anal and oral sex, and through injection drug use. Certain bodily fluids including blood, pre-cum, semen, and vaginal secretions, spread HIV. An HIV-infected woman can pass HIV to her baby through pregnancy or delivery, and also through breast milk. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), contact with saliva, tears, or sweat has never resulted in someone getting HIV. You cannot get HIV through casual contact such as hugging or shaking hands.

What are ways to reduce the risk of getting HIV or another STD?

  • There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but it is preventable. Protect yourself.
  • Use a condom for vaginal or anal sex, and barrier methods, such as a condom or dental dam, for oral sex.
  • If you are HIV positive and you are pregnant, see your healthcare provider to get appropriate treatment. Treatments are available to significantly reduce the risk of passing the infection to your child during pregnancy and delivery.
  • Do not share needles for any kind of injection drug use.
  • Get tested! And ask partners to do the same.

Is there a cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS?
At this time there is no cure or vaccine for HIV. However, there are new treatments available that have been found to be highly effective in keeping people healthy longer and in delaying the onset of AIDS.

Is there a link between HIV and other STDs?
According to the CDC, people with other STDs are more likely to become infected with HIV. Having STDs that can cause open sores, such as herpes, is especially risky. STDs that do not cause open sores also pose a threat.

Hotlines: KnowHIV 866 344-KNOW or CDC 800 342-AIDS
For State Hotlines: National Minority AIDS Council's website at www.nmac.org
For Testing Centers Near You: CDC's www.hivtest.org
For Youth Friendly Testing Centers: Adolescent AIDS Program www.adolescentaids.org

Visual AIDS Broadsides
Past broadside projects have included work by Glenn Ligon, Barbara Krueger, Copy Berg, Steed Taylor, John Giorno, and Frank Moore. To view images, visit: www.thebody.com/visualaids/dwa/dwa_art_archive_bsides.html

The Art of AIDS Broadsides project is made possible with funding from The Gesso Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

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