United by AIDS

An Anthology on Art in Response to HIV/AIDS

Edited by Raphael Gygax and Heike Munder

United by AIDS

Edited by Raphael Gygax and Heike Munder

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

With Essays by Douglas Crimp, Alexander García Duttmann, Raphael Gygax, Elsa Himmer, Ted Kerr, Elisabeth Lebovici, and Nurja Ritter
260 pages | 66 color plates, 4 halftones | 6 x 9 1/4
Cloth $40.00 ISBN: 9783858818393 Published February 2020
The appearance of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s and its subsequent rapid spread left deep marks on society. Artists and activists across the world responded to both the illness itself and its effects with moving work that reflects on loss, remembrance, and activism in art.

United by AIDS sheds light on the multifaceted and complex interrelation between art and HIV/AIDS from the 1980s to the present. Published to accompany an exhibition at Zurich’s Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, it looks at the blurred lines between art production and HIV/AIDS activism and showcases artists who played—and still play—leading roles in this discourse. Alongside fifty illustrations of important works, including many in color, the book includes brief texts on the featured artists and essays by Douglas Crimp, Alexander García Düttmann, Raphael Gygax, Elsa Himmer, Ted Kerr, Elisabeth Lebovici, and Nurja Ritter.
 
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