Critical Writing Index

The Revolver: The Embattled Body: Aids and the Current Crisis of Representation

by Dot Tuer

Canadian Art, Summer 1989, v. 6, no. 2, pp. 23-24

Dot Tuer discusses AIDS in relation to post-modern theories of representation, in particular, the notion of the disintegrating or disappearing body.The article looks at the work of artists who have sought "an expression of the homosexual body within art and who must now deal with the image of gay sex and AIDS perpetrated by the mass media." Andy Fabo and Stephen Andrews' work is highlighted as "reclaiming both the body and art as territories of reflection."

ITEM 1989.058 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Ads EpidemicJohn Greyson

RainfallingStephen Andrews

SuperheaterAndy Fabo