Critical Writing Index

AIDS Media: Counter-Representations

by Lucinda Furlong

The New American Film and Video Series - Whitney Museum of American Art, Jan.

In this article, curator Lucinda Furlong discusses the show AIDS MEDIA: Counter-Representations, that ran from January 15th to February 5th in 1989 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The show featured four films and eighteen videotapes, all using different techniques to analyze the socio-cultural mechanisms that produce the stereotypes surrounding AIDS, as created, largely, by social institutions that disseminate knowledge and information about the disease.

ITEM 1989.106 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Fighting for Our LivesEllen Seidler

Fighting for Our LivesPatrick DuNah

Testing the LimitsThe Testing the Limits Collective

Snow Job: The Media Hysteria of AIDSBarbara Hammer

AIDS News: A DemonstrationRobert Huff

Doctors, Liars, and WomenJean Carlomusto

Doctors, Liars, and WomenMaria Maggenti

Transformer / AIDSPaper Tiger Southwest

Seize Control of the FDAGregg Bordowitz

Seize Control of the FDAJean Carlomusto

We're Desperate, Get Used to ItRobert Huff

The Helms AmendmentJean Carlomusto

They Are Lost to Vision AltogetherTom Kalin

The ADS EpidemicJohn Greyson

A.I.D.S.C.R.E.A.M.Jerry Tartaglia

The 2nd EpidemicAmber Hollibaugh

Ojos que no ven (Eyes That Fail to See)José Gutierrez

Up in Arms over Needle ExchangeJean Carlomusto

Up in Arms over Needle ExchangeHilery Joy Kipnis

Til Death Do Us PartGinny Durrin

Work Your BodyGregg Bordowitz

Work Your BodyJean Carlomusto

DannyStashu Kybartas

An Individual Desires SolutionLarry Brose

Song From an AngelDavid Weissman

Chuck Soloman: Coming of AgeMarc Huetis

Chuck Soloman: Coming of AgeWendy Dallas

The Inagural Display of the NAMES Project QuiltDavid Thompson