Monday, September 28, 2015

Tacoma Art Museum explores religion, sex, and politics in "Art AIDS America"

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS 
Shimon Attie: Untitled Memory (projection of Axel H.), 1998, Ektacolor photograph, Edition 1 of 3, 32 × 38 3/4 inches Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
WASHINGTON---Every 10.5 minutes someone becomes infected with HIV. HIV/AIDS has touched nearly every American in some way. This fall, Tacoma Art Museum will present "Art AIDS America," a groundbreaking exhibition that underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. Ten years in the making, the exhibition of more than 115 works debuts at TAM on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Since its discovery, AIDS has shaped art, politics, and religious expression.

Tacoma Art Museum: "Art AIDS America" (October 3, 2015 – January 10, 2016); 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA; (253) 272-4258; TacomaArtMuseum.org