June 2–July 3, 2011

Mixed Messages

La MaMa La Galleria
6 E. 1st Street
New York, NY, 10003
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Mixed Messages curated by John Chaich for Visual AIDS, presents over forty text-based works by visual artists and designers whose reactions to and connections through HIV/AIDS reflect the contemporary moment’s tenor on the pandemic.

From painting to print, sculpture and installation, the featured works juxtapose publicly intended messages with deeply personal revelations, which are at once polemic and poetic, positive and negative, both in tone and form. Featuring the artwork of Robert Blanchon, Anthony Burrill, Paul Chisholm, Cammi Climaco, Amanda Curreri, Craig Damrauer, Joe De Hoyos, Chloe Dzubilo & T De Long, Experimental Jetset, Avram Finkelstein, Nicholas Fraser, General Idea, John Giorno, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Andrew Graham, Gran Fury, Nolan Hendrickson, Leslie Hewitt, James Jaxxa, James Joyce, Deborah Kass, Matt Keegan, Amanda Keeley, Jayson Keeling, KleinReid, Larry Krone, Lou Laurita, Rudy Lemcke, Glenn Ligon, Liz Maugans, Sam McKinniss, Lucas Michael, Ivan Monforte, J. Morrison, Nightsweats & T-cells, Yoko Ono, Christopher Pennock, Jack Pierson, Kay Rosen, Charlie Welch, Frederick Weston, David Wojnarowicz and Rob Wynne

June 2 – July 3, 2011

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Mixed Messages Events

Sunday June 12 from 4 – 6 PM • Free

Mixed Messengers Talk: A panel discussion among the creative teams behind recent HIV prevention campaigns.

Stephen Karpiak, PhD, Associate Director for Research at the ACRIA

Ivan Monforte of GMHC's First Ladies Care

Kevin O’Malley of NYC’s and Stop AIDS Project, San Francisco

Chuck Pollard of L’Oreal Hairdressers Against AIDS

Moderated by Kenyon Farrow, Co-editor of Letters from Young Activists.

Wednesday June 29 from 7– 9 PM • $10 Suggested donation

Ask Me: Mixed Messages -- An night of storytelling inspired by the exhibition. Co-hosted by Cammi Climaco and David Crabb /, featuring Becca Albee, Dan Fishback, Jim O'Grady, and Daisy Rosario.