untited, 1993, David Wojnarowicz Maps collage on map, 42x41.5, Courtesy of the estate of David Wojnarowicz and P.P.O.W., New York

Slava Motugin curated Burning the Candles at Both Ends, featuring David Wojnarowicz, David King, Frank Moore, Frederick Weston, Gregory Veney, Jonathan Leiter, Jimmy De Sana, Rene Capone, Robert Blanchon, and Rogelio Mendoza.

Motugin says, "In the documentary Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis, the luminary New York artist and filmmaker, interviewed shortly before his death in 1989, provocatively proclaimed that AIDS was the most glamorous way to die. He stated that he intentionally engaged in bareback sex in order to be infected with HIV, asking, 'Why should only blacks and Puerto-Ricans be dying of AIDS and not me?'" 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.

David Wojnarowicz

David King

Frank Moore

Frederick Weston

Gregory Veney

Jonathan Leiter

Jimmy De Sana

Rene Capone

Robert Blanchon

Rogelio Mendoza