Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How Artists Responded to AIDS at Bronx Museum of Arts

By Susan Delson
‘Art AIDS America,’ opening Wednesday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, shows how artists have grappled with the AIDS crisis. Shown, Tino Rodriguez’s ‘Eternal Lovers’ (2010). PHOTO: TINO RODRIGUEZ/TACOMA ART MUSEUM
NEW YORK---How artists grappled—and continue to grapple—with the epidemic is the focus of “Art AIDS America,” opening Wednesday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. In some 120 works by close to 100 artists, the show captures the rage, anguish and overwhelming sense of loss that accompanied the epidemic at its height, along with the activism it sparked and its continuing reverberation through the culture. Organized by the Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with the Bronx Museum, the exhibition features artists ranging from the familiar to the less well-known, including Jasper Johns, Annie Leibovitz, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Catherine Opie and Martin Wong. [link]

Bronx Museum of the Arts: ‘Art AIDS America" (July 13-September 25, 2016); 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY; (718)681-6000; bronxmuseum.org