VISUAL AIDS and THE BODY announces NEW WEB EXHIBITION
image: James Romberger, Avenue B Patio, 2002
In the Flesh curated by Jo-ey Tang
VISUAL AIDS WEB GALLERY at http://www.thebody.com/visualaids/web_gallery/index.html
Every month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project. This month, Jo-ey Tang curated the current on-line exhibition which features the artwork of Archive Members; Luis Carle, Vincent Cianni, Jose Luis Cortes, Bruce Cratsley, Tony Feher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Richardo Morin, John Morrison, Robert Miles Parker, James Romberger, David Wojnarowicz, and Martin Wong.
From the Curator’s Statement:
In The Flesh
These paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures form a scrapbook of New York City by a handful of the thousands upon thousands of artists who have lived and loved here. They are flâneurs, looking at the city from multiple vantage points and at all hours: rooftop, windowsill, busy avenue, dark corner, dark bar, broad daylight, and 3 a.m. Theirs is a private version of New York City, unlikely to find its way into any guidebook. These are visual love letters.
Jo-ey Tang is a New York-based artist and former photo director of OUT magazine. He received his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Goff+Rosenthal Gallery, Berlin, Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn and Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco.
Visual AIDS was founded in 1988, to shift public opinion about--and increase awareness of--AIDS and the AIDS crisis. Visual AIDS has evolved into an arts organization with a two-pronged mission: 1) In collaboration with museums, galleries, artists, schools, and AIDS service organizations, Visual AIDS produces exhibitions, publications, and events utilizing visual art to spread the message AIDS IS NOT OVER.; 2) Through the Frank Moore Archive Project, the largest slide library of work by artists living with HIV and the estates of artists who have died of AIDS, Visual AIDS historicizes the contributions of visual artists with HIV while supporting their ability to continue making art and furthering their professional careers. www.visualAIDS.org
The Body is now the most frequently visited HIV/AIDS-related site on the Web, according to the Medical Library Association and also the most frequently visited disease-specific site on the Web, according to <Hot 100>. The Body contains a rich collection of information on topics ranging from HIV prevention, state-of-the-art treatment issues, humor and art. An invaluable resource, The Body is used by clinicians, patients and the general public. Part of The Body's mission is to enable artistic expression to reach the Web, and to join art with other resources needed to help the public comprehend the enormity and devastation of the AIDS pandemic and to experience its human and spiritual dimensions.
Current and past Web Gallery exhibitions can be viewed at: www.thebody.com/visualaids
***For more information contact either: ***
Amy Sadao, Executive Director
Nelson Santos, Associate Director
Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director
212.541-8500 ext. 206