Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

" Visual AIDS helps turn what is an otherwise devastating situation into one of hope, connectedness and creativity. " Derek Jackson, Artist Member
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From the Blog
Apr 12, 2018

Lucas Michael: Black in Three Colors

Curator Adam Barbu reflects on work by Artist+ Member Lucas Michael: "Three absent colors enact a deferral of self-image and self-knowledge—a deferral of what we have been taught about who we are. In a world of cultural assimilation and outright erasure, this deferral is the performance of a wish to remain outside, divergent, and queer. Deferral is grace." → Read More
Mar 29, 2018

Bittersweet Kinetic

Will Rawls responds to Kia LaBeija's video for ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS: "LaBeija’s film subtly urges us to witness the tricks of time on our perception, of timing on our creation of meaning. It’s a deft, dancing study of association, apposition and time-as-material." → Read More

Events Calendar
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Celebrating Mr. Fashion: A Tribute to Performance Artist Gerard Little
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
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Visual AIDS Event
6th Annual Last Address Tribute Walk
Whitney Museum of American Art

Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS is the only arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS awareness and creating dialogue around HIV issues today, by producing and presenting visual art projects, exhibitions, public forums and publications - while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.