"Not only this..." was composed of archival objects from the Fales Library's Downtown Collection coupled with commissioned texts from contemporary artists and writers.
Each text corresponds to a figure or object from the collection and highlights interpersonal affinities and adjacencies, influences and recollections. These couplings gave a voice to still-present narratives and discourses orbiting the intersection of art and HIV/AIDS--a theme that speaks to Visual AIDS's ongoing mission: to serve as an advocate for artists with AIDS and to recognize art as a tool for education and activism in the fight against AIDS.
This event featured work from the Fales Library (including items from the archives of Kathy Acker, Robert Blanchon, Valerie Caris, Dennis Cooper, Lou Maletta, Mix Collection, Frank Moore, Cookie Mueller, Polysexulity, Hunter Reynolds, Stuart Sherman, Jack Smith, James Wentzy, David Wojnarowicz and Martin Wong) with additional text by Julie Ault, Dodie Bellamy, Gregg Bordowitz, Nancy Brooks Brody, Elijah Burgher, Kathe Burkhart, Sean Carrillo, Peter Cramer, Matthias Herrmann, Jim Hubbard, Doug Ischar, William E. Jones, John Keene, Kevin Killian, Nathanaël, John Neff, Uzi Parnes, Mary Patten, Nina Sobell, Ela Troyano, Ultra-red, Jack Waters, Joe Westmoreland, and Danh Vo. Curated by Andrew Blackley
Andrew Blackley lives in New York where he works with writers, artists, and archives.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5:45pm
Reception: Thursday, May 23, 6-8 PM
free and open to the public