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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
September 1 - 30, 2005
Online

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

Crossing the Line
A Web Gallery
Curated by
Rachel Gugelberger
Sam Orwen, Lovers, 1982
Portrait of Michael Wilson
© 1989 Bern Boyle

Featuring the work of Stephen Andrews, Robert Blanchon, Bern Boyle, Jose Luis Cortes, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Jose Ortiz, Eric Rhein and Michael Slocum.

In the Curatorís Statement, Gugelberger states:

"Diverse in approach and use of materials, the artistic dialogues explored in Crossing the Line intersect in a shared, relentless urge to convey permanence. While all the images bear the formal line as a starting point, or counterpoint, the works ultimately cross the theoretical lines of personal, physical and categorical boundaries. Imbued with an ineffaceable commemorative quality drawn from personal experience, these works touch upon a collective, cultural memory."

Rachel Gugelberger is a New York-based independent curator. Recent exhibitions include “Scroll,” for the pages of the Visual Arts Journal; “Beginning Here:101 Ways,” co-curated with Jerry Saltz at the Visual Arts Gallery; “Rubbish” at Cuchifritos Art Gallery/Project Space and “Freehand” at Marvelli Lab. Rachel received an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art & Culture at Bard College.

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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