With over 40 contributors from around the world, this issue of On Curating wrestles with “forgetting”, “seeing”, “collecting” and “making” AIDS related culture in the 21st century, and the growing impulse to historize aspects of early responses to the crisis.
Through academic essays, conversations, visual projects, reprints and personal reflections, a reader will be exposed to ideas, theories, images, and advice from artists, academics, activists, curators, writers and others around the ethics and practices of curating AIDS-related culture within the ongoing epidemic.
Edited by writer, organizer and educator Theodore (ted) Kerr, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT AIDS COULD FILL A MUSEUM is an important contribution to the vital conversation about HIV/AIDS-related culture that both centers the role of museums as sites for community, knowledge sharing, inspiration and healing, while also exploring their limits and future possibilities.
With contributions by
Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad and Louie Ortiz-Fonseca
Adam Barbu and John Paul Ricco
Carlos Motta, John Arthur Peetz
Charles Stephens with Naina Khanna
Dr. Manon S. Parry
Emily Bass and Yvette Rapheael
J. Ricky Price
Jaime Shearn Coan
Jean Carlomusto, Hugh Ryan and Alexandra Juhasz
Kairon Lui and Manuel Solano
Kelvin Atmadibrata and Benji de la Piedra
Luiza Kempińska, Hubert Zięba, Szymon Adamczak
Lyndon K. Gill
Mavi Veloso and Nicholas D’Avella
Renaud Chantraine, Florent Molle, and Sandrine Musso
What Would an HIV Doula Do?
Theodore (ted) Kerr, Silence = Death (Ceremonies), 2019. Courtesy of the artist.