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Broadsides 2009

Visual AIDS is pleased to present our newest edition of Broadsides -- artist-designed projects promoting safer sex, harm reduction, and HIV prevention. The 2009 series includes:

Through the production and distribution of Broadsides, Visual AIDS works with artists to address diverse communities in order to share the crucial message that AIDS IS NOT OVER. Contact Visual AIDS for printed copies while supplies last, and/or download the free PDF versions of each.

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Artists' Statements and Bios

J. Morrison a Brooklyn-based artist/designer/performer who has exhibited in notable venues that include the "Into Me/Out of Me" exhibition at P.S.1, (that traveled to the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin); the three New York Art Book Fairs, Printed Matter, Exit Art, White Box, ISE Cultural Foundation, MOCA Cleveland, and the Art Institute of Boston. He creates a line of handmade screen printed multiples on various cloth and paper goods that have been featured in venues such as the New Museum Store, Printed Matter, Art Metropole and Bloomingdale's. Referencing the John Lennon & Yoko Ono "War Is Over If You Want It" posters, J. Morrison reminds us that "AIDS IS NOT OVER!"

Hunter Reynolds is a visual artist and AIDS activist. He was an early member of ACT UP, and in 1989 co-founded Art Positive, an affinity group of ACT-UP to fight homophobia and censorship in the arts. For over twenty years, Reynolds has been using photography, performance and installation to express his experience as an HIV-positive gay man living in the age of AIDS. Reynolds' work address issues of gender identity, political, social and sexual histories, mourning and loss, survival, hope and healing. From Hunter Reynolds' Lipstick Drawing series, come his "I'm in Love" broadside postcard.

Wu Ingrid Tsang is a Los Angeles-based artist and organizer, who works primarily with the 'voice' as a physical medium and metaphor in photography, installation, performance, and film. Since 2008, he co-runs the weekly performance series Wildness, and the collective space Imprenta. He also performs as Marriage, a multi-media collaboration founded with Math Bass in 2005. Performances include REDCAT and LACE (Los Angeles), The Kitchen, La Mama, and Art in General (New York), Espai d'Art Contemporani (Castellon), Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (Berlin), and the Sala de Art Publico Siqueiros (Mexico City). Screenings include the Oberhausen (GER), Impakt Festival (Netherlands), Liverpool Biennial (UK), the National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow), TVTV (Copenhagen), and the Städtische Galerie Kunsthaus (Dresden). "Conception" presents media headlines from June through November 1981; the moment just before AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) officially entered language. It is part of an ongoing project that considers the AIDS crisis, as a social event and as an art movement, from my position as an artist born in 1982. AIDS, as a word, disease and cultural phenomena, came into focus in parallel with the formation of my generation of queer political artists.

For more information, contact Visual AIDS at info@visualAIDS.org.

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