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Category Archives: AIDS/
ACCESSION #: ICI 21803 ACQUIRED/DONOR: 1998/Visual AIDS TITLE: ‘AIDS It’s Everywhere you want to be’ DISCUSSION: A beautifully simple but powerful broadside by artist and designer Harvey Weiss that was distributed by Visual AIDS for their 1998 Day Without Art. By … Continue reading
EK ACCESSION #: ICI 22325 ACQUIRED/DONOR: 1992/Unknown TITLE: I want a president by Zoe Leonard DISCUSSION: Created in the early 1990s, this prose piece is not only a reflection of the time in which it was made but is also … Continue reading
ACCESSION #: ICI 22321 TITLE: ‘Ambition Not Compassion with Cure AIDS’ ACQUIRED/DONOR: 1990s/Donor unknown DISCUSSION: For most of the 1990s, patrons to bars and restaurants would find free ‘go-cards’ in a rack by the restroom. For the most part these … Continue reading
Wojnarowicz, David Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz (2002) FIRST LINE: “I’m sitting here in this room and it’s around dusk” LAST LINE: “And maybe somebody coming along and just putting their arms around me for … Continue reading
EK ACCESSION #: ICI 22326 TITLE: Art Is Not Enough postcard DISCUSSION: Invitation to a Benefit for ACT UP – LA and CRITICAL MASS held at the PIK-ME UP on February 27,1991. The statement on the front of the card … Continue reading