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MARCH 2009
VISUAL AIDS and THE BODY announces NEW WEB EXHIBITION
 

image: Hermes Payrhuber, Presence Absence, 2005


Liminal:Subliminal:Sublime curated by Bernard Leibov

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, Bernard Leibov curated the current on-line exhibition which features the artwork of Archive Members; Kermit Berg, Bruce Cratsley, William Donovan, Larry Eades, Jerry Frost, Michael Golden, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, John Larabee, Edward Lightner, Louis Miller, Robert Miles Parker, Hermes Payrhuber, Eric Rhein, William Tisdale, Wilmer Velez and Bruce Wm. Witsiepe.

From the Curators’ Statement:
Liminal:Subliminal:Sublime - My eye tends to quieter images. I'm not sure why -- it just does. From stolid museums to raucous art fairs to the dignity of the Frank Moore Archive Project, I am attracted to images that wait to be discovered. A lack of color riot, free of drama screaming, less of that in-your-face-ness -- all attract me... And finding these works in the archive at Visual AIDS has a special resonance. Work that stands for so much and yet leaves room for choice, to notice, to care.

Curator:
Bernard Leibov (aka Boxo) is a creative strategist and a curator/artist. He is a Board member of the HIV Law Project, where he produces and curates benefit exhibitions. Bernard is currently establishing BoxoFFICE, a project space featuring contemporary art from the new American frontier.


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: ***

Visual AIDS
Amy Sadao, Executive Director
Nelson Santos, Associate Director
212.627.9855
info@visualAIDS.org

The Body
Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director
www.TheBody.com
212.541-8500 ext. 206
BGoldman@TheBody.com

 

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