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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

Kay Rosen World AIDS Day 1998 Handout on World AIDS Day during "Kay Rosen: lifeli[k]e," L.A. MoCA and Otis College of Art and Design, 1998-1999

Image/paper size: 11 x 17 inches (27.9 x 43.2 cm)
(Inventory #33061)

AIDS – was made as bus tailgate posters in Chicago for the public exhibition titled “Art Against AIDS on the Road,” curated by Anne Philbin for AmFAR (American Foundation for AIDS Reasearch). “Art Against AIDS: On the Road,” began in San Francisco in 1989 and traveled to Chicago and Washington, D.C. in 1990. The list of synonyms for the verb aids was installed on 50 buses in Chicago, which carried the message of generosity and kindness around the city. On Day Without Art, December 1, 1998, the AIDS list was published and distributed as a handout during the artist’s survey exhibition at L.A. MoCA., “Kay Rosen: Lifeli[k]e.” AIDS has also been published as a silkscreen edition which was included in “An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017,” Whitney Museum of American Art, 2017.