Today, December 1, 2016, is World AIDS Day, and it is also the opening of the Art AIDS America Chicago Exhibition. This show has now been traveling across the US (Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw State University of Georgia, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York) with Chicago being it's last scheduled stop.
For this final exhibition, the entire collection will be on display. Within the show are three beautiful Jerome Caja pieces: Bozo Fucks Death, Little Yellow Angels, and Shroud of Curad. If you are in the Chicago area, you should treat yourself to this exquisite show. It is like no other and is more timely than ever. The co-curators, Rock Hushka and Jonathan David Katz, succeeded in doing what no other art museum would risk – taking on a large-scale, uncompromising exhibition on art and AIDS. This is not to be missed!
December 1, 2016 through April 2, 2017
Alphawood Gallery, 2401 North Halsted Street Chicago, Illinois 60614
Free Timed Admission Passes Recommended (click here to register online)
“This groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. It introduces and explores the whole spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, surveying works from the early 1980s to the present.”
“Art AIDS America will culminate its national tour at the new Alphawood Gallery, established for this presentation by the Alphawood Foundation, at 2401 North Halsted Street (at Fullerton Avenue). The exhibition – opening on World AIDS Day, Thursday, December 1, and continuing through Sunday, April 2, 2017 – will be free and open to the public.”
Website: Art AIDS America Chicago
by Anthony Cianciolo