Art AIDS America
Presented in two parts at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum and the West Hollywood Library:
Find more information on the two locations, including hours and parking, below.
Opening Reception for Art AIDS America: Friday, June 5, 2015, 5-7pm
Tour of Art AIDS America with Jonathan D. Katz: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 1-3:30pm
“Art AIDS America: Celebrating Artists We Lost” Panel Discussion: Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2-4:30pm
Art AIDS America examines 30 years of artistic production made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Surveying the early 1980s to the present, this exhibition reintroduces and explores a spectrum of artistic responses to HIV/AIDS from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, considering how the disease shifted the development of American art away from the conceptual foundations of postmodernism and toward a more insistently political and autobiographical voice.
Presented in two parts at the ONE Gallery and the West Hollywood Library as a part of One City One Pride, this iteration of the exhibition comprises a select preview of the larger show opening at the Tacoma Art Museum in October 2015. In West Hollywood, works on view at the Library explore a wide range of creative expressions from the early years of AIDS to the present, while the presentation at the ONE Gallery focuses special attention on California-based artists.
Art AIDS America is organized by Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and co-curated by Dr. Jonathan D. Katz, Director, Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), and Rock Hushka, Chief Curator at Tacoma Art Museum. Generous support provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Gilead Sciences, Inc. The presentation of the preview exhibition Art AIDS America is supported by the City of West Hollywood and The David Geffen Foundation.
Location & Hours
Please be aware that hours for the ONE Gallery and the West Hollywood Library differ and visitors wishing to see both parts of the exhibition should plan accordingly. Overlapping hours include Thursdays from 4-7pm, and Friday/Saturday from 1-5pm. Parking is free for the first hour before 6pm at a parking garage located at the end of El Tovar Place. Find more information on visiting the ONE Gallery here.
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
626 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Closed Monday through Wednesday
West Hollywood Library
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Friday and Saturday: 10am-6pm
Tour of Art AIDS America with Jonathan D. Katz
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 1-3:30pm
Admission is free. Free validated parking for attendees of the tour will be provided for the five-story parking structure located behind the Council Chambers.
Jonathan D. Katz will lead a tour of the exhibition Art AIDS America beginning at the West Hollywood Library at 1pm and continuing at the ONE Gallery at 2:45pm.
Art AIDS America: Celebrating Artists We Lost
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2-4:30pm
Los Angeles LGBT Center
1125 N McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Admission is free.
Featuring performances and presentations by Sean Milan of REACH LA Studios, Miguel Garcia of Brown & Out Latino/a Theatre Festival, Karen Anzoategui, Joey Terrill, and Glenne McElhinney of “Dancers We Lost.” Moderated by Jonathan D. Katz, co-curator of Art AIDS America.
Both programs organized by the California LGBT Arts Alliance. Funding provided by the California Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the City of West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
About The City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride Festival
Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month with the One City One Pride Arts Festival. For 2015, One City One Pride will run from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June Pride Month (June 30). In celebration of West Hollywood’s 30th anniversary of Cityhood, One City One Pride takes a look at what it means to turn 30 with the theme ‘WeHo@30, Life@30’. In addition, since the City was founded during the early years of the AIDS crisis, a major component of One City One Pride will be a look back at the impact AIDS has had on art and culture with ‘WeHo@30: Art AIDS WeHo’, which continues through September with extended exhibits and performances. One City One Pride was recently awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support its programming in 2016, when the theme will be ‘Into the Streets’, referring to a rallying cry used during the early years of the LGBTQ rights movement. More information here.
Image: (top) Shimon Attie, Untitled Memory (projection of Axel H.), 1998. Ektacolor photograph, Edition 1 of 3, 32 × 38 ¾ inches. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York