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

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

Body-ography
A Web Gallery
Curated by
Isolde Brielmaier
Sam Orwen, Lovers, 1982
Stress
© 1991 by Remerro Trotsky Williams

Featuring the work of Michael Borosky, Keith Haring, Michael Harwood, Berni Ortiz, Luna Luis Ortiz, Richard Sawdon Smith, Paul Thek, Wilmer Velez, Remerro Trosky Williams, Martin Wong and Yolanda.

In the Curatorís Statement, Isolde Brielmaier states:

“... I am interested in the ways the body as a form exists, the way it moves through time, space and particular locations. I am fascinated by the ways in which bodies — yours, mine, hers, his, theirs — get re-worked. I like the ways in which we use them to perform ideas of ourselves, and the way bodies often morph into things we do not recognize.... My short selection of works from the Visual AIDS files is simply a brief meditation. It takes the shape of what I would like to call a “body-ography”, or the individual and collective stories conveyed by images of the human figure.”

Isolde Brielmaier is a New York-based curator and critic focusing on international contemporary art and popular culture and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College. Brielmaier is the co-Founder and co-Director, along with Trevor Schoonmaker, of The Brooklyn Institute of Contemporary Art (BICA – www.bicany.org), slated to open in 2007. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. Brielmaier is curator of several exhibitions including, Maximum Flavor: (Atlanta, 2005), Embodiments: Lalla Essaydi (Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, 2005); Rewind/Re-Cast/Review at the Berrie Arts Center (Feb 2005, NJ), and co-Curator of the CityScapes – New Territories Exhibition Program at ARCO with Kenichi Kondo, Simon Njami, Christopher Miles and Nelson Brissac (Madrid, Spain, 2006), the Panorama Program at Eyebeam with Tumelo Mosaka and Mahen Bonetti (Fall 2005, NYC), Engaging the Camera at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art (October 2004, Atlanta), and Salad Days, a group exhibition at Artists Space (July 2004, NYC). Brielmaier is the author of “Re-Position / Re-Present: Notes on Contemporary Photography of the Maghreb” (NAZAR: Photographs from the Arab World, Noorderlicht, The Fries Museum, The Netherlands, 2004) and Hector Acebes: Portraits in Africa 1948-1953 (University of Washington Press, 2004) and has written and lectured on international art and photography for PARKETT Series with Contemporary Artists, Aperture Magazine, Nka: Journal for Contemporary African Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Brooklyn Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC School of the Visual Arts, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Harvard University, Howard University, New York University, Essence Magazine and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.Brielmaier is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships from institutions including the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation and the Social Science Research Council.

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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