In the Curatorís
in this web gallery has a different approach in his performance
work, but all use their body most effectively to represent
how the human body is an essential medium for the artist...
They are all conscious about the fact that the human body
is beautiful and strong, yet sensitive and fragile.
b i o g r a p h y
Tomoko Ashikawa is currently the curator/director at AG Gallery,
Brooklyn and the Artists File Coordinator at Artists Space,
NY. She graduated from New York University in Studio Arts,
concentrating on Performance Art and Video Installation. While
in school, she started an independent curatorial project called
"expace[ex-space] projects" and organized several
exhibitions and events in New York, including Artists Space,
Knitting Factory, hpgrp Gallery, PH Gallery, Transplant Gallery
and many others.
She recently coordinated a traveling book fair, Japanese
Young Artists Book Fair, at Kinokuniya, Printed Matter, St.
Marks Bookshop and Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers.
month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators,
drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several
works from the Frank Moore Archive Project.
Founded in 1988 by arts professionals as a response to the
effects of AIDS on the arts community and as a way of organizing
artists, arts institutions, and arts audiences towards direct
action, Visual AIDS has evolved into an arts organization
with a two-pronged mission: 1) Through the Frank Moore Archive
Project, the largest slide library of work by artists living
with HIV and the estates of artists who have died of AIDS,
Visual AIDS historicizes the contributions of visual artists
with HIV while supporting their ability to continue making
art and furthering their professional careers, 2) In collaboration
with museums, galleries, artists, schools, and AIDS service
organizations, Visual AIDS produces exhibitions, publications,
and events utilizing visual art to spread the message “AIDS
IS NOT OVER.”
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