Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I just went to a press preview of the MAKE ART/STOP AIDS exhibition. It is a stunning display of art. I firmly believe EVERYONE needs to see this exhibit with work from South Africa, India, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States. I'd been doing AIDS work for 18 years and I was not prepared to see what I saw. It is startling, thought-provoking, even humorous.
Yes, there is writing involved, but that alone doesn't make the exhibit literary. It's the questions that are posed, the ideas that are raised. I wondered what am I doing as an artist to ends AIDS, to make the world more bearable for those with less previlege?
The exhibit opens this weekend and has portraits, interactive media, sculptures and more. If you can come to the opening night, it will be fabulous.
MAKE ART/STOP AIDS OPENING EVENTS
2.23.08 MAKE ART/STOP AIDS exhibition opening party, 8-11 pm, free
Fowler Museum at UCLA
DJ music by Jeremy Sole’s Musaics, Puppetry, Give-Aways, Dessert, and Cash Bar. No Cover.
RSVP: 310.206.7001 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2.24.08 MAKE ART/STOP AIDS opening day, 12-5 pm
Flesh & Blood, 1 pm, $6, Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater
Tickets: 310.825.2101, www.tickets.ucla.edu or pay at the door
Hourly guided exhibition tours starting at 2 pm, free
All events first-come, first-served. Reservations strongly recommended. Event parking is $8 per day. Park in Lot 4 at the Westwood Plaza and Sunset Entrance.
Presented by Art | Global Health Center at UCLA and the Fowler Museum at UCLA.