May 23–October 1, 2017
Type of event:
Visual AIDS Recommends

AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St
New York, NY,
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Jeffrey Scott Wilson, HIV Sampler, 2013, Canvas, needle, thread.


AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism examines how artists and activists have expanded the idea of caretaking and family and navigated the political stakes of domestic life in the face of the HIV/AIDS crisis, from the early 1980s to the present. From the earliest diagnoses, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has spurred New Yorkers to create new forms of social support, identify new legal battles, and explore new artistic terrain. The exhibition places paintings, photography, and film alongside archival objects from activist groups and support programs to uncover the private stories of HIV and AIDS and reconsider caretaking, community building, and making art as acts of resistance.

AIDS at Home includes work by over 20 artists—well-known, emerging, and newly discovered—including David Wojnarowicz, Nan Goldin, Kia Labeija, Hunter Reynolds, Hugh Steers, Luna Luis Ortiz, Lori Grinker, Avram Finkelstein, Susan Kuklin, L.J. Roberts, and Chloe Dzubilo.