Art AIDS America

Art AIDS America

October 3, 2015 - January 10, 2016

This groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. It introduces and explores the whole spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, surveying works from the early 1980s to the present.

  • Director Introduction

  • Izhar Patkin

  • Alon Reininger artwork discussed by Sue Fenoglio

  • Deborah Kass

  • Rudy Lemcke

  • Andres Serrano

  • Daniel Goldstein

  • William Powhida artwork discussed by Nelson Santos, Visual AIDS

Artworks discussed on the audio tour

  • <p>Izhar Patkin, <em>Unveiling of a Modern Chastity</em>, 1981.</p>
  • <p>Alon Reininger, <em>Ken Meeks, PWA</em>, 1985.</p>
  • <p>Deborah Kass, <em>Still Here</em>, 2007.</p>
  • <p>Rudy Lemcke, <em>Foscarnet</em>, 1989.</p>
  • <p>Andres Serrano, <em>Milk/Blood</em>, 1989, printed 2015.</p>
  • <p>Daniel Goldstein, <em>Icarian I Incline</em>, 1983.</p>
  • <p>William Powhida, <em>Safe Sex Rules</em>, 2008.</p>

Audio Tour of Art AIDS America

Hear directly from artists and experts about artworks in Art AIDS America. We hope their stories encourage you to look closely and consider how HIV and AIDS have impacted our community, the art world, and still continue to affect all of our lives today.