Will Art Save My Life?, 1996, Nancer LeMoins block print, 12x12, edition of 30

Paul Sendziuk curated Militancy and Mourning, featuring Nancer LeMoins, Steven Wolf, David Wojnarowicz, Kurt Reynolds, Brent Nicholson Earle, Derek Jackson, Elliott Linwood, Ronald Casanova, Eric Rhein, John Dugdale, Hugh Steers, Félix González-Torres, and Albert Velasco.

Sendziuk says, "In 1987, influential cultural critic Douglas Crimp demanded that arts institutions and artists cease simply trying to raise money for the fight against AIDS and start actually intervening in the epidemic. He was frustrated by pronouncements that the elegiac and transcendental tone of the works being made about AIDS would be the epidemic's cultural legacy. 'We don't need a cultural renaissance,' he retorted, 'we need cultural practices actively participating in the struggle against AIDS. We don't need to transcend the epidemic; we need to end it.'" 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.

Nancer LeMoins

Steven Wolf

David Wojnarowicz

Kurt Reynolds

Brent Nicholson Earle

Derek Jackson

Elliott Linwood

Ronald Casanova

Eric Rhein

Hugh Steers

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Albert Velasco