Friday, April 15, 2011
Visual AIDS presents What Comes Next?
What Comes Next? Mark Morrisroe, David Wojnarowicz, Marc Lida, Andreas Senser, Bern Boyle, Arnold Fern, and contemporaries.
Wednesday April 20, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 PM
A symposium about artists, estates, archivist, and what comes next to guide an artist's legacy forward, with Sur Rodney (Sur), Rafael Sanchez, Amy Scholder and Jonathan Weinberg. Moderated by Dean Daderko
Since circa 1980, New York City has lost untold numbers of artists to AIDS. Bern Boyle (1951-1992), Arnold Fern (1952-1993), Marc Lida (1957-1992), Mark Morrisroe (1959-1989), Andreas Senser (1942-1989), and David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) are among them. The popular discourse on HIV/AIDS remains unresolved. The stigma is still very much alive and, while pushed underground, HIV-phobia is resurfacing. Discussions surrounding the censorship of David Wojnarowicz’s work by the National Portrait Gallery have drawn our history nearer in recent months.
Visual AIDS and the Fales Library present a symposium considering these artists’ responses to living with, and dying from complications due to AIDS. What is the role of those that survive them: the witness, the archivist, the estate, the presenter? How does the foreknowledge of impending death affect the artist's ouvre, in practice, and what are the conversations and relationships that need to occur to guide the artist's legacy forward?
Fales Library and Special Collections
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Third Floor
70 Washington Square South
Free and open to the public
Seats are limited - please RSVP at 212-992-7050 or by email
images (clockwise): David Wojnarowicz, Bern Boyle, Andreas Senser, Arnold Fern, Marc Lida, and Mark Morrisroe.