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Gran Fury, 1988, oil on canvas, 8×10 feet. Courtesy of Visual AIDS.

Tainted Love

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La Mama Gallery
6 East 1st Street
East Village / Lower East Side
June 4 - June 28, 2009
Reception: Friday, June 5, 6 - 9 PM
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Curated by Steven Lam & Virginia Solomon for Visual AIDS.

Tainted Love, curated by Steven Lam & Virginia Solomon. Featuring: Luis Camnitzer, Jose Luis Cortes, fierce pussy, General Idea, Gran Fury, Matt Lipps, Catherine Lord, Charles Lum, Ivan Monforte, Wu Ingrid Tsang

EVENTS: Tuesday, June 9 8PM $15 THE HEAT IS ON! benefit for Tainted Love Hosted by Mike Albo with John Oliver, Seth Bedford, The Gay Agenda, and Justin Bond The Club – La Mama 74A East 4th Street

Sunday, June 14 4-6PM Reading: Gregg Bordowitz, Raquel Gutierrez, & Lynne Tillman La Galleria 6 East 1st Street – FREE

Sunday, June 21 3-5PM Panel Discussion: Doug Ashford, Sharon Hayes, José Muñoz, with curators Steven Lam & Virginia Solomon La Galleria 6 East 1st Street – FREE

Tainted Love offers a view of activist art that questions the idea that direct action is the only effective form of politics. The exhibition takes its inspiration from political activity surrounding cultural production within the moment of AIDS activism, although the works represented are not strictly tied to AIDS.

Tainted Love is presented by Visual AIDS, New York’s premier non-profit organization working between art and AIDS. Visual AIDS utilizes contemporary art to promote the message that “AIDS IS NOT OVER” through exhibitions, publications and events, and collaborations with artists, museums, schools, and activist organizations. We provide support for visual artists living with HIV and maintain a visual record of their contributions.

www.visualAIDS.org

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