Dead Tired Of Being So Bloody Positive: PosterVirus Reflects AIDS Activism Now
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Dead Tired Of Being So Bloody Positive: PosterVirus Reflects AIDS Activism Now

In her essay “Legacies of Trauma, Legacies of Activism” in the collection Loss: The Politics of Mourning, Ann Cvetkovich reflects, “The AIDS crisis, like any other traumatic encounters with death, has challenged our strategies for remembering the dead, forcing the invention of new forms of mourning and commemoration. The same is true, I would argue, … Continue reading

Art AIDS (Not All) America: The Developing Protest On Lack of Black Representation in ‘Groundbreaking’ Exhibition
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Art AIDS (Not All) America: The Developing Protest On Lack of Black Representation in ‘Groundbreaking’ Exhibition

Billing itself as “groundbreaking” and “the first comprehensive overview and reconsideration of 30 years of art made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States,” Art AIDS America, curated by Jonathan David Katz and Tacoma Museum of Art’s Rock Hushka, has in the past few days come under heavy criticism for its lack … Continue reading

You Are Invited To–Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980
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You Are Invited To–Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980

  Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and fellow filth fanatics! It’s about the right time to announce what your co-founder Emily Colucci and intrepid contributor Osman Yerebakan have been working hard on since December 2013. As you know, Filthy Dreams was originally conceptualized as a sleazy bar before we lowered our expectations and started … Continue reading