Why We Fight, May 9, 1988
ACT UP Demonstration in Albany, NY.
Every step I tread in this landscape, Vito Russo is guiding me—along with a long list of brothers and sisters who fought and continue to fight for HIV/AIDS-related issues. Shine on, fabulous lovers!
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.”
DOWNLOAD “For The Record” here:
I am a very passionate advocate and activist. I feel that it is my duty and life mission to help others that maybe are not in the point of life that I am in, giving support and also preventing new infections and educating about HIV with my story and by showing my face. And my strength in a higher power is very important to me and being in the light.
Janssen Therapeutics has partnered with WEGO Health to contribute to the Positively Together community
Tomorrow Wendy, 1990
”Wendy was a real person. She was diagnosed with AIDS and rather than suffering the stigma, she decided to commit suicide. It’s an old song, so this is a long time ago, and not that anything’s changed much, by the way. But it’s basically her dialogue with herself as to the decision she’s going to make on her own. She’s making the decision on her own, it’s her one act of dignity in her life. And it’s heavy, to say the least.”
-Johnette Napolitano on “Tomorrow Wendy”
Film by Eric Stanley, Chris Vargas
LOVE REVOLUTION, NOT STATE DELUSION
Please join director David Weissman, Queer Union & Cock Gallery on Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 7pm for a special screening of ‘We Were Here.’ SEATING IS LIMITED. The screening will be followed by a conversation between the director and audience.
"We Were Here utilizes San Francisco’s experience with AIDS to open up an overdue conversation both about the history of the epidemic, and the lessons to be learned from it."
To watch the trailer for the film, please follow this link:
We Were Here website: http://wewereherefilm.com/
Cock Gallery @ Everett Street Lofts
625 NW Everett St, #106, Portland, OR, 97208
Where Do We Go From Here is an exhibition dedicated to HIV/AIDS-related art & activism within a contemporary lens, organized and curated by Queer Union at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). It acknowledges the history of HIV/AIDS and poses the questions: what is to be done and Where Do We Go From Here?
This exhibition recognizes the significance of dialogue within the realms of art and/as political action. It aims to highlight the many intersections shared by art and activism and asks participants to reach beyond their comfort zones in order to realize magnificent futurities, bridge social & generational gaps - while working toward phantastic futures for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Demian Dine’ Yazhi’
Timothy White Eagle & Adrain Chesser
ACT UP / San Franscisco