blah, sequins on vintage bedsheet, 12x 12 inches, 2018
TEXTiles/THIS IS NOT AN AIDS QUILT
Opening Reception August 9th, 7-9pm
THIS IS NOT AN AIDS QUILT references the creation of the 54 ton AIDS Quilt which brought together and gave voice to the community of those affected by the devastating loss of loved ones during the early years of the AIDS crisis.
THIS IS NOT AN AIDS QUILT is at once a call to action and an admission of defeat, an attempt to give voice to the sense of urgency and the crushing weariness which coexist in any memorial. The laborious materiality of applying thousands of sequins by hand and the tenacity required for such a futile endeavour demonstrates the uneasy ambiguity inherent in surviving an epidemic that is now measured in decades.
The works in this exhibition are not for sale. However, you may apply for ownership of a piece, in writing, stating the title of the piece you are applying for, your qualifications as an owner and your reasons for applying. Successful applicants will be granted ownership towards the end of the exhibition. Send all relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org
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