Tag Archives: AIDS

TB-AIDS diary

Linda Troeller New York, NY, USA   The TB-AIDS Diary was created in 1987 to address issues of stigma, comparing the response to patients with tuberculosis in the 1930s with the reaction to patients with AIDS in the 1980’s. Tuberculosis was used as a metaphor for the stigma surrounding contagious diseases and treated primarily as […]

Ending one’s life on the stage

Angela Belli                                                                             New York City, New York, United States   Writers and physicians often share the same […]

Kindred paradigms: community arts and health advocacy in HIV/AIDS activism

Niyi Awofeso Anu Rammohan Australia, Perth   Community arts involve an understanding of communities and how art can function as an agent of social change. Community artists employ a broad range of genres and disciplines to reach a wide audience. Defined broadly as the work of communities of people committed to improving their individual and […]

River, 2005 – Installation by Gerda Meyer Bernstein

Gerda Meyer Bernstein Artist Statement River is a 32 ft. x 20 in. x 20 in. installation. It is made up of a wooden box with 10,000 vials filled with a red substance simulating blood. The vials overflow at one end, spilling all over the floor like the uncontrollability of the AIDS epidemic. River expresses concerns […]