Altered After
Curated by Conrad Ventur for Visual AIDS

July 10–August 18, 2019
Weds–Sun, 12–7PM

253 E Houston St #1, New York

Opening Reception: Wednesday July 10, 7PM

Considering themes of time, caregiving, and transformation, Altered After presents artworks that incorporate archives, archaeology, salvaged objects, material migrations, inherited knowledge and bequests in response to HIV/AIDS. For these artists, stewarding material remnants and activating new meaning from them is a form of care and also a call to bring new engagement and life to what has been lost and left behind. Their practices build bonds of kinship and give form to legacies and personal histories. The artists in Altered After are field guides reporting between worlds through paint, movement, video and film, light and chemistry, plants, everyday materials, thread, stone, pebbles, and clay. More information on the exhibition and public programs here. Purchase the catalog here.

Altered After includes work by:

Darrel Ellis (1958–1992)
fierce pussy
General Idea
Jerry the Marble Faun
Leslie Kaliades (1961–1999)
Kang Seung Lee
Ronald Lockett (1965–1998)
Jonathan Molina-Garcia
Cookie Mueller (1949–1989)
Raúl de Nieves
Jason Simon
Manuel Solano
Gail Thacker
Julie Tolentino
XFR Collective

Image: Kang Seung Lee, detail of "Untitled (Garden)," 2018. 24K Nishijin gold thread on Sambe, ceramic (California clay, soils from Derek Jarman’s Garden, Nam San, Tapgol Park), pebbles from Dungeness and Tapgol Park, metal parts and dried plants from Derek Jarman's Garden, 116 x 73 x 8 in. Courtesy of ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul