Angela Bailey, RU/VA Curatorial Resident in discussion with Esther McGowan
This timely conversation, which took place on March 23, 2015 at Residency Unlimited examined Angela Bailey's interest in the cultural, collective and community memory that reflects on archives of the artist, and furthermore, how we continually reinterpret their significance in the ongoing history of HIV/AIDS. This philosophy considers the nuances around the "future of nostalgia" and how the archive/collection intersects with the contemporary.
In 2014 Angela curated two exhibitions that were part of the International AIDS 2014 Cultural Program in Melbourne. Vital Signs featured artists creating new work from engaging and interpreting the collection of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives Collection, where Bailey is currently Vice President. Central and Vital acknowledged 30 years of the National Association of People living with HIV Australia at the Global Village, AIDS 2014 Melbourne.
Launched in 2012, Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited (RU) joined efforts to host a one-month residency program for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. The curatorial residency encourages the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art. Angela Bailey’s one-month curatorial residency is made possible and co-sponsored within the framework of the collaboration between RU and Visual AIDS.
Angela Bailey’s one-month residency is made possible and co-sponsored through this collaboration between RU and Visual AIDS.