Monday, July 27, 2015

"Art AIDS America": An impressive exhibition and an important curatorial event

By Shana Nys Dambrot
"Eternal Lovers" (2010) by Tino Rodriguez. Oil on wood 18 × 24 inches. Private collection
CALIFORNIA---"Art AIDS America" is the first comprehensive survey considering some 30 years of art produced in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Covering the early years of the crisis through to the present day, "Art AIDS America" was organized by the Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with the Bronx Museum of the Arts -- its full version opens in Tacoma in late 2015 followed by New York in 2016. But as a kind of high-culture present for its 30th birthday, the City of West Hollywood gets to see it first. [link]
  • ONE Archives Gallery & Museum: "Art AIDS America" (Ends September 6, 2015); 626 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA; (213) 821-2771;
  • Tacoma Art Museum: "Art AIDS America" (Oct. 3, 2015 – Jan. 10, 2016); 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA; (253) 272-4258;