ARTNEWS: 9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Donald Moffett, He Kills Me, 1987, poster, offset lithography. ©Donald Moffett. Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Aspen

Opening VOICE = SURVIVAL at the 8th Floor, Thursday, June 15, 6 to 8pm.
Taking the famed 1987 activist project “Silence=Death” as a jumping-off point, this group exhibition looks at the legacy of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Organized by Claudia Maria Carrera and Adrian Geraldo Saldaña for Visual AIDS, the show will feature work by figureheads of late-’80s AIDS activism, such as ACT UP, a loosely held-together coalition that promoted speaking up about HIV and AIDS as an activist strategy through radical—and sometimes polarizing—demonstrations, among other tactics. Alongside these veterans will be work by newcomers, such as Kameelah Janan Rasheed, whose work typically incorporates the written word and often addresses repressed histories. Gran Fury, Donald Moffett, Mykki Blanco, Marlon Riggs, and more will also have work in this exhibition.