Every month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project. For September, Rachel Gugelberger curated the current on-line exhibition which features the work of Archive members; Stephen Andrews, Robert Blanchon, Bern Boyle, Jose Luis Cortes, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Jose Ortiz, Eric Rhein and Michael Slocum.
Diverse in approach and use of materials, the artistic dialogues explored in Crossing the Line intersect in a shared, relentless urge to convey permanence. While all the images bear the formal line as a starting point, or counterpoint, the works ultimately cross the theoretical lines of personal, physical and categorical boundaries. Imbued with an ineffaceable commemorative quality drawn from personal experience, these works touch upon a collective, cultural memory.