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"BODIES OF RESISTANCE:"
2000-07-02 until 2000-07-20
ZA South Africa
BODIES OF RESISTANCE is the first major contemporary art exhibition in ten
years to reconsider the AIDS pandemic. More importantly, it is the first
significant art initiative to question the global impact of the disease, and
the complex relationships between the West and the developing world
regarding AIDS. Fifteen new works have been produced specifically for the
exhibition by artists based in South Africa, the UK and the USA, and
originally from Canada, Cuba, Hong Kong, India, and Nigeria. This exhibition is curated by Barbara Hunt (USA) reconsidering the global AIDS
pandemic, organised by VISUAL AIDS (USA) collaborating with Real Art Ways, to coincide with the XIII International AIDS Conference, Durban July 9 - 14, 2000.
Bodies of Resistance raises pertinent questions about the spread of HIV/AIDS
locally, nationally and globally, and considers the implications of the
continuing pandemic as we move into the next millennium. The project
provides a creative forum through which audiences can explore their own
questions and fears related to HIV/AIDS.
Barbara Hunt is an independent curator, lecturer and arts administrator. She
was born in Wegberg, W Germany and grew up in England. She currently resides
in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She received a postgraduate diploma in Gallery
and Museum studies at the University of Manchester, England and a BA in
Visual and Performed Arts at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.
She has been the Executive Director of Visual AIDS for the past two and a
half years. Since January 1st, Barbara has been Executive Director of
Artists Space in New York City.
Bodies of Resistance is funded in part by: the British Council, the Debs
Foundation, the Mary J. Hutchins Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith
Foundation, the Robert D. Farber Foundation and the Kettering Family