Monday, August 1, 2011
Ciao curated by Jake Yuzna
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. This month, Jake Yuzna curates the online web gallery Ciao featuring Archive Members; Copy Berg, Vincent Cianni, John Engstrom, Max Greenberg, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sunil Gupta, Michael P. Moore, Humberto Moreno, Mark Morrisroe, Robert Miles Parker, Richard Renaldi, Peter Urban, Stephen Varble, David Wojnarowicz, Martin Wong and Laurence Young.
From the Curator's Statement:
It is impossible to escape the finality of time, and in some bittersweet way, this is precisely what instills such experiences with a remarkable beauty. In the Visual AIDS archive, incorporating so many artists and works touched by endings, it is the emergent nature of humanity that is highlighted.... Facing such finality, we are left with the choice of struggling in anguish over the precious nature of time, or accepting the inevitable, enjoying the incoherent nature of life as it is lived, and when the time comes for such startling shifts, simply giving a slight wave goodbye to what once was. (read more)
About the Curator:
Jake Yuzna is a NYC based director and curator. For his cinema work, Yuzna has received fellowships from the Jerome Hill Foundation, Frameline Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Philanthrofund Foundation, Creative Time, as well as receiving a Special Jury prize in Artistic Risktaking from IFP. His first feature film, Open, became the first American film to receive the Teddy Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, and went on to garner further awards including Best Narrative Feature at TLVFest in Tel Aviv, Best Performance at NewFest, as well as a Four in Focus Award from OutFest. In addition, Yuzna's work has been shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Strelka Institute of Moscow, Red Cat of Los Angeles, and the British Film Institute. Since 2010, Yuzna has served as the inaugural curator of cinema programming at Museum of Arts and Design.
View WEB GALLERY here
image: Max Greenberg, Untitled, 2004, silver gelatin print, 11" x 14"