In the Curatorís
Queer New World
postulates and reinforces a new treatment for this very
(re)definition. Through the works of 20 artists from the
archives of Visual AIDS, this online exhibition presents
a Post Queer vision. A world where not everything is so
black or white, right or left, female or male, gay or straight,
transvestite or transgender, but where variations, and complex
constructions of Being, Self, and Identity are evident.
works speak a language that bends past gender constructions
and definitions. The photographs, paintings, sculptures,
and mixed media works reflect a Post Queer artistic and
cultural movement where people, and in this case artists,
are unapologetic, blunt and fearless of demolishing existing
binary gender/sexual discourses.
b i o g r a p h y
Hector Canonge is a new media artist who lives in New York
City where he studied literature, film and interactive media
arts and technologies. He is the recipient of the 2007 AIM
Residency Program at the Bronx Museum of Art where he is presenting
IDOLatries (on view until August 19), and he is currently
working on MUTANATURe, a series of locative ecological
His new site-specific installation Muros Distópicos/Dystopic
Walls has been commissioned by the Queens Museum of Art
for the project "Corona Plaza: Center of Everywhere,"
which will be on view starting in July. For World AIDS Day
in 2006 he presented 200mm3, a new media installation
that incorporates video, laboratory equipment and commercial
scanners to present stories about people with HIV/AIDS (now
on view June 7 through July 25 at the Paul Robeson Galleries,
Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.).
Canonge is the founder and director of CINEMAROSA, Queens'
only queer film series. He is an adjunct instructor at The
New School, where he teaches filmmaking and new media technologies,
and at CUNY where he has taught web development and multimedia
courses. For more information visit: www.hectorcanonge.net.
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