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In cooperation with the Academic Medical Centre (University of Amsterdam), ArtAids presents five series of photographs by Viviane Sassen and Martine Stig. The series, commissioned by ArtAids, present a kaleidoscopic image of five young women and their lives in Moscow. Adriana Bertini’s ‘condom dresses’ in the H+F Collection were the point of departure for Cover. ArtAids sells the photographs to support an Aids project in Thailand.

The exhibition will be opened on 24 March with a special event. Han Nefkens, founder and chairman of ArtAids, will give an introduction to ArtAids. Joep Lange, Professor of Medicine at the AMC and co director of HIV-NAT, will then illustrate the activities of HIV-NAT. Finally Meta Knol, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, will give an introduction to Cover. The event will be concluded with a talk between Viviane Sassen and Martine Stig and the three speakers, moderated by Andrea van Pol.

During the opening on 24 March 2009 Cover will be sold for the special retail price of €3,000.00 per portfolio of 7 or 8 photographs. €2,000.00 from each portfolio goes towards HIV-NAT in Bangkok.

Cover will be displayed in the Brummelkamp Gallery of the Academic Medical Centre (University of Amsterdam) from 24 March until 5 May 2009. The photographs were exhibited earlier at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht on the occasion of World Aids Day (1 December).

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