Day Without Art: Selected Press Clippings. Visual AIDS.
Day Without Art: Selected Press Clippings

Day Without Art: Selected Press Clippings

New York: Visual AIDS, 1990. 4to, unprinted black commercial folder with illustrated pastedown to front cover, and Visual AIDS business card pastedown down within. The folder contains 53 xeroxed and offset printed sheets and stapled gatherings, including documention of the first Day Without Art in 1989, a prospectus for the second installment of the event in 1990, a folding poster entitled "Postiive Actions" describing the epidemic and listing contribution organizations, and a series of press releases for the 1990 edition, describing various events such as the dimming of the skyline.

Visual Aids started the Day Without Art in 1989, a widespread response to the crisis by the art community that involved shrouding artworks, distributing literature, and holding memorials, exhibitions, rituals and other events. In 1999, for the tenth anniversary of the event, it became the Day With(out) Art. The project continues to this day, and is one of the most comprehensive and longrunning responses to the AIDS crisis.Valuable documentation for the first and second years of the project, likely produced in small numbers. This is the first example we've seen.

Fine. Item #28273

See all items by