Visual AIDS presents For The Record, an exhibition and broadside project by fierce pussy for the 24th annual Day With(out) Art, on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2013.
For The Record
fierce pussy for Visual AIDS. Curated by Risa Puleo
November 23-December 13, 2013
Reception: Saturday, November 30, 5-7 PM
Printed Matter, 195 10th Avenue, NYC
For the Record mourns the loss of friends, family, lovers, artists and activists during the AIDS crisis and engages in a dialogue about the erasure of personal and collective memories from the historical record through this loss. Through poignant and powerful variations of the phrase “If he/she/they were alive today…,” fierce pussy explores the daily aspects of living not only with HIV/AIDS, but as a person in the world, and asks viewers to extract their own memories to consider our personal and social relationship to the AIDS crisis in the present.
fierce pussy’s installation at Printed Matter uses the site as a newsstand, a site of information, discourse and exchange to engage in a dialogue about the AIDS crisis past, present and future, displayed the broadsides in Printed Matter’s windows as front pages of the daily news. Take-away versions of the broadside as well as a postcard/ sticker version will also be available at Printed Matter.
For the Record, is a new iteration of their 2010 project Get Up Everybody and Sing, originally conceived for the White Columns presentation of the exhibitionACT UP NEW YORK: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987 – 1993 (Carpenter Center of the Arts, Harvard University and White Columns). fierce pussy would like to thank Denniston Hill, where they had a residency that provided them the time to work intensively on the project. fierce pussy has continued to engage in a reclaiming of language and public space with installations and exhibitions in galleries and museums.
Museums, universities, activist organizations, art institutions and individuals across the country are invited to download fierce pussy’s broadsides and display them in their venues, creating simultaneous presentations of For the Record to forge national solidarity around the ongoing AIDS crisis.”
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