Monday, September 24th, artists, activists, friends and lovers gathered at NYU's Fales Library to discuss the art and activism of Visual AIDS archive member Frank Moore whose work is currently on view at the Fales and the Grey Art Gallery. Following the event, the Grey Gallery posted this lovely note on their facebook wall:
Following Monday’s panel discussion, “Frank Moore: Together in Art and Activism,” presented by Visual AIDS, Marvin J. Taylor, Director of NYU’s Fales Library emailed the participants: “Monday's event was one of the best we’ve ever had in Fales. It was intellectually stimulating and also very personal and moving. I’ve often said that archives are simply the fossil evidence of experience. What is lacking--and, perhaps, what we desire from them--is the humanity, the body, and the emotions of those who are gone. Sometimes, but rarely, we can have a glimpse back into the past and hear that lost voice and feel the emotions once again--no, I'm not getting metaphysical here. I felt Monday's event did just that. I am very thankful to you all for giving all of us a better understanding of this wonderful man.” With many thanks to Marvin for hosting the panel, and to (pictured) our moderator, Barbara Hunt McLanahan, and speakers, Gregg Bordowitz, Joy Episalla, Loring McAlpin, and Harvey Weiss.
We at Visual AIDS, agree! Thank you to Marvin and everyone at the Fales, as well as the Grey Art Gallery, the wonderful panelists, and everyone who came out.
Please come back to our blog, as over the next week we will be posting images, and highlights from the presentations.
Learn more about the exhibitions here: GREY ART GALLERY