Welcome to the Visual AIDS Web gallery, comprised of works selected from the Visual AIDS' Archive Project. Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select fifteen to twenty works from the Archive to serve as a four-week exhibition. Curators range from established artists, to archive members, to doctors, to lawyers, to AIDS service organization workers. Each curator approaches the Archive with their own intentions, assembling an exhibition that represents their personal interests and aesthetic. It is precisely this subjectivity which we hope will intrigue you; we hope that you will check back, month to month, to experience the diversity of the Visual AIDS Archive Project and the curatorial selections of a broad-ranging group of people.
Begun in 1994, the Archive Project is the largest national slide archive of works by artists with HIV/AIDS, used by curators, galleries, museums, historians, and students. Archive Project members receive such services as: free photo-documentation of art work, artists materials grants to artists on a low income, emergency grants, free access to lawyers for estate planning, opportunities to exhibit work, quarterly newsletters, advice and advocacy.
The Visual AIDS Archive is open to the public by appointment only. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 212-627-9855.
ALL IMAGES ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE ARTIST, OR ARTIST'S ESTATE, AND MAY NOT BE COPIED OR REPRODUCED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE ARTIST/EXECUTOR AND VISUAL AIDS.
Visual AIDS: 526 w 26th st no 510 new york, new york 10001
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