thirtynothing: the exhibit
September 30 – October 23, 2011
Dixon Place Gallery, 161 Chrystie Street, New York, NY
Curator: Dan Fishback
Associate Curator: Buzz Slutzky
Featuring objects and images loaned by Bill Dobbs, Jennifer Miller, Eric Rhein, Jenny Romaine, Sur Rodney Sur, Martha Wilson and Stephen Winter
To accompany the world premiere production of his new performance, “thirtynothing,” Dan Fishback curates a visual exhibit of ephemera from the lives and work of gay artists who died of AIDS. The objects are loaned by artists and activists with roots in the queer arts scene of the 80s and 90s, and each provide a different perspective into the era.
The “thirtynothing” project, which also includes an event series, marks both the 30th anniversary of AIDS and Fishback’s 30th birthday. The “thirtynothing” multi-media performance juxtaposes stories from Fishback’s childhood with stories about gay artists who died during that childhood.
For more information on the performance and event series (including ticket information), please visit: http://www.dixonplace.org/html/DanFishback_Oct11.html
(image by Gordon Stokes Kurtti for the screenplay ‘The Blond Leading The Blond,’ courtesy of Jack Waters)