If you have an opportunity, go check out an exhibit at the Queens Museum of the Arts called Framing AIDS.
On World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), I went to photograph the exhibit's opening reception for the curator Hector Canonge who is documenting the event for his site and other projects. It is an interesting mix of artists featured. For those of us into the visual arts, this is right up our alley.
Here's more related info. on the exhibit:
ART EXHIBITION Queens Museum of Art: Community Gallery
Saturday, December 15, 5 -7PM (Artists Talk)
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Selection of works created by established and emerging artists living with HIV/AIDS. The exhibition presents their visions and concerns through works that not only raise awareness about de disease, but explore representations of Self, gender, identity, and constructions of sexuality.
Curated by Hector Canonge from the Visual AIDS' Frank Moore Archive Project.
Inspired by stories from HIVers and the realities of the pandemic, students in the summer 2007 arts unit, “The Cure: HIV Fashion Fusion”, developed the logo for their brand of fashion with a focus. “Start Thinking Act Responsibly”, or S.T.A.R. This part of the exhibition was facilitated by The Renaissance University for Community Education (T.R.U.C.E.), a Harlem Children’s Zone after-school program for youth.