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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
January 1 - 31, 2006
Online

Visual AIDS and The Body
present:

Compassion, Responsibility and Independence

A Web Gallery
Curated by
Students from the NYU Tisch High School Photography Program
Sam Orwen, Lovers, 1982
Bondage 2001
Max Greenberg

Featuring the work of Ali, Vincent Cianni, Brent Nicholson Earle, Max Greenberg, Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, W. Benjamin Incerti, John Lesnick, John Morrison, Mark Morrisroe, Richard Renaldi, Juan Rivera, Nevin Robinson, Nelson Edwin Rodriguez, Steed Taylor, Joel Wateres and Albert Winn.

In the Curatorís Statement:

"This month’s web gallery was enthusiastically curated by a group of 16 teenage photographers. The students came from all over the United States to study photography and imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where they received college-level studio and critical studies instruction during an intensive one month residency... Utilizing the Frank Moore Archive Project at Visual AIDS, the students worked in small groups to collaboratively select work, with a focus on photo-based artists. Each group was asked to work together around the ideas of Compassion, Responsibility and Independence.

"The students generated these concepts in their personal comments and writings about their own work and interests....Working with the Archive Project was conscious raising on many levels for the students. They gained insight into curating as a career; how HIV/AIDS is transmitted and treated; what an archive is; and experienced intimate access to a nonprofit arts organization, how to articulate thoughts and feelings in relation to images, and how to collaborate...This opportunity is one that has and will continue to reveal new lessons learned at different stages in these sixteen students’ lives."

Erika DeVries is an instructor at New York University Department of Photography & Imaging. The Tisch Summer High School Photography Program at NYU focus is on using photography as a tool of communication and emphasis is put on the articulation of ideas, creative expression and personal exploration. The Students gain the visual and verbal vocabulary to further articulate their interests in relation to creating and discussing imagery. The culmination of the program will be an exhibition of student’s photographic work in the Tisch Gulf & Western Gallery and an exchange portfolio. The course takes full advantage of the creative communities in New York City.

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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