Celebrate with us the World Aids Day
Monday, December 1st, 2014
Doors Open Day from 11 to 20h
With Guided Tours
One of the aims of the exhibition is to show that AIDS remains a crucial issue in today’s society. A third of HIV carriers do not know they are infected and can unknowingly pass on the virus, but people are reluctant to get tested for fear of social exclusion. In order to continue the fight against this stigma, ArtAids has commissioned the artists Willem De Rooij, Eulàlia Valldosera, and Keren Cytter to produce new works that deal with the subject of HIV, thus creating a bridge between the pieces dating from the early 1980s and 1990s and the struggle today.
Acclaimed artists such as Derek Jarman, Pepe Espaliú, Peter Hujar, Robert Gober, General Idea, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Mapplethorpe and Nan Goldin contribute works in the form of photographs, sculptures, video and other media, offering personal perspectives that inevitably spark connections and responses to the issue of HIV.