"From its inception, the AIDS activist movement triggered public conversations that were the preamble to its own historicization," writes Avram Finkelstein in his new article AIDS 2.0 for Artwrit.

It is a short piece in which he starts by looking at the films How to Survive a Plague and United in Anger, and then he gets personal and discusses his foundational role in the Silence equals Death project and the Gran Fury collective. He looks at the differences between the films and parses out the nuances that exist between Silence = Death and Gran Fury. In doing so his overall argument is made: HISTORY IS MESSY and looking back requires a lot of attention to everything, including the silences.