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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
May 1 - 31, 2005
Online

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:
"untitled (all over the place)"

A Web Gallery
Curated by James Wagner
Sam Orwen, Lovers, 1982
Soap Suds,Jimmy DeSana, 1980

Featuring the work of Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Jimmy DeSana, James Fackrell, Carlos Gutierraz-Solana, Michael Harwood, Jonathan Leiter, John Lesnick, Elliott Linwood, James Reich, Hamlet Manzueta, Memphis, Frank Moore, Mooshka, and Martin Wong.

In the Curatorís Statement, Sarah Lippek states:

“There’s a lot to say about living with the virus, that virus we no longer need to name to be understood, and much of it is about courage, and a tremulous and unpredictable strength, and the-love-and-support-of-my-family-and-friends-without-whom. But there are nights when all the meditation and healthful living you can pack into the daylight hours can’t shield you from gallows musings and a dreadful certainly that humans aren’t any better than all their wars and petty hatreds.

"This is a selection of artworks that seem, to me, to embody those nights. Art for the nights when there is a jackal in your breast that laughs and laughs and won’t quiet down. For those nights when you open a drawer in the kitchen and all the forks and spoons have turned to knives, those nights when heaven seems impossible but you suddenly believe in the devil. These are artworks about turbulence, deformity, wicked humor, and all those things we’re told that we, in our sickness, should overcome. Facing the ugly truth of these nightmare moments is hard work, work we do alone. Night Work.”

Sarah Lippek was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and came to New York for love and adventure in 2003. She now oversees the very first needle exchange program in the borough of Queens. She spends her free time writing, cooking for her friends, and crawling about in abandoned places taking pictures.

Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS, strives to increase public awareness of AIDS through the visual arts. The Frank Moore Archive Project documents the work of artists with HIV/AIDS to ensure that their artistic legacy will be preserved, thereby safeguarding their place within art history. The Archive Project also facilitates the creation and presentation of new work and provides practical services to artists with HIV/AIDS, assisting in their pursuit of a professional career. www.visualAIDS.org

The Body is now the most frequently visited HIV/AIDS-related site on the Web, according to the Medical Library Association and also the most frequently visited disease-specific site on the Web, according to <Hot 100>. The Body contains a rich collection of information on topics ranging from HIV prevention, state-of-the-art treatment issues, humor and art. An invaluable resource, The Body is used by clinicians, patients and the general public. Part of The Body's mission is to enable artistic expression to reach the Web, and to join art with other resources needed to help the public comprehend the enormity and devastation of the AIDS pandemic and to experience its human and spiritual dimensions.

Visual AIDS 
526 W. 26th St. # 510, New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.627.9855  Fax: 212.627.9815
e-mail: info@visualAIDS.org

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