Corpse (Detail, Panel #3), 1982, Brian Buczak acrylic , 33x33, Courtesy of the Estate of Brian Buczak

Lizz Barr curated Borders / Crossings, featuring Brian Buczak, Mark Carter, Elliott Linwood, Nancer LeMoins, Eric Rhein, Preston McGovern, Lucretia Crichlow, William Donovan, Peter Madero lll, Steed Taylor, William Cullum, Rebecca Guberman-Bloom, Hermes Payrhuber, Luna Luis Ortiz, and Sarawut Chutiwongpeti.

Barr says, "My first trip to Visual AIDS was really intense. I knew that HIV and AIDS had taken (and are still taking) a huge toll on the art world, but as I sat at a light table, flipping through binder after binder after binder of slides, the volume of work overwhelmed me and hit me hard. Because I was born in the early 1980s, ACT UP and others had already built the foundation of AIDS activism in the U.S. by the time I arrived on the scene. Many of the pieces I looked at in the Archive reflect the politics of early days of AIDS activism: fights against fear and moral panic, resistance to the "blaming" of people with HIV, and unwillingness to abandon victories from the lesbian and gay rights movements. The politics of AIDS activism are a refusal to lose personhood and dignity in the face of the AIDS crisis." Read More.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project and Visual AIDS Artists Registry. View past Web Gallery here.

Brian Buczak

Mark Carter

Elliott Linwood

Nancer LeMoins

Eric Rhein

Preston McGovern

Lucretia Crichlow

William Donovan

Peter Madero III

Steed Taylor

William Cullum

Rebecca Guberman-Bloom

Hermes Payrhuber

Luna Luis Ortiz

Sarawut Chutiwongpeti