Self portrait, 1999, Timothy McCarron oil on linen, 24x20

Charles Ryan Long curated Marching AIDS Heroic, featuring Rubin Gonzalez, Timothy McCarron, Sunil Gupta, David Abbott, Brent Nicholson Earle, Christopher Trujillo, Richard Renaldi, Stephen Varble, Derek Jackson, W. Benjamin Incerti, and Tseng Kwong Chi.

Long says, "When the folks at Visual AIDS first approached me about curating a Web-gallery, I was honestly shocked. I've been involved in the world of AIDS for over a decade, but the intersection of AIDS and visual art, while important to me, was not something I considered an area of expertise. Flattered, I agreed despite my feelings of inadequacy and took the flattery and opportunity to explore The Frank Moore Archive Project. The amazing work contained within the archives is awe inspiring and a powerful living example of the contributions of the HIV+ community, not only to the art world but also to society as a whole. As I began to comb through the seemingly endless slides contained in the archive, I attempted to clear my mind and approach it without specific intention, seeking works that called out or spoke to me. The following selection is what came from this experiment and upon my reflection three themes have emerged." 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.

Rubin Gonzalez

Timothy McCarron

David Abbott

Brent Nicholson Earle

Christopher Trujillo

Richard Renaldi

Stephen Varble

Derek Jackson

W. Benjamin Incerti

Tseng Kwong Chi