Creative Time Marks the 25 Year Anniversary of the AIDS Crisis
Posted Jun 09 2006 12:00am
With this week marking 25 years since the HIV/AIDS virus was first
identified, Creative Time recognizes the artists who, as always, were
at the forefront of the fight - creating awareness, disseminating
information that cut through
rhetoric, and instigating a call to action through powerful creative
projects that galvanized the public.
Over the past quarter-century, Creative Time has been honored to work
with a wide range of artists, to give a strong voice to the battle
against the AIDS crisis and critical issues that shape society.
The attached link provides brief information on 21 tremendous activist
projects presented from 1984 through 2001 that had great social,
political and artistic impact. From poster campaigns such as Gran Fury's "Kissing Doesn't
Kill" and Nancy Burson's "Visualize This", to the annual Day With(out) Art and Freedom of Expression National Monument, the artists used intelligence, humor, fear,
and science to mourn loss, celebrate creative lives, educate, and activate a response that could not be ignored.