DUETS is a series of publications that pairs artists, activists, writers, and thinkers in dialogues about their creative practices and current social issues around HIV/AIDS. These engaging and highly readable conversations highlight the connections between communities of artists and activists. Drawing from the Visual AIDS Artist Registry and Archive Project, this series continues Visual AIDS’ mission to support, promote, and honor the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.
The series aims to explore the work and careers of living contemporary artists and those who have passed away from HIV/AIDS, including those innovative and influential in their practice but under-represented in public or academic discourse. Each book features additional contributions and/or essays by fellow writers and friends, plus full color plates of the artists’ work.
The current series include:
DUETS: Stephen Andrews & Gregg Bordowitz in Conversation
62 pp, 14 color plates, perfect bound. Published September 2014.
DUETS: Che Gossett & Alice O'Mallery in Conversation on Chloe Dzubilo
56 pp, 20 color plates, perfect bound. Published September 2014.
DUETS: Ben Cuevas & Annie Sprinkle in Conversation
64 pp, 32 color images, perfect bound. Published September 2016.
DUETS: Dean Daderko & Elaine Reichek in Conversation on Nicolas A. Moufarrege
72 pp, 29 color images, perfect bound. Published September 2016.
DUETS: Kia LaBeija & Julie Tolentino In Conversation
72pp, perfect bound. Published September 2018.
DUETS: Nayland Blake & Justin Vivian Bond In Conversation on Jerome Caja
88pp, perfect bound. Published September 2018.
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