Tag Archives: ACT UP

World Aids Day, 2017

Donald Moffett, He Kills Me, published by ACT UP New York (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), 1987 (1253.2000) As the AIDS epidemic spread, activists criticized the Reagan administration for ineffectively responding to the disease. In particular, they were concerned that … Continue reading

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Flags and fireworks

Faith Ringgold, Judson 3, 1970, (877.2002) Jasper Johns, Moratorium, 1969, (837.2002) George Maciunas (1931-1978), U.S.A. Surpasses All the Genocide Records!, 1968, (817.2002) Artists’ Poster Committee of Art Workers Coalition, Peoples Flag Show, 1970 (883.2002) Artists’ Poster Committee of Art Workers … Continue reading

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He Kills Me

Donald Moffett, He Kills Me, 1987. Published by ACT UP New York (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) (1253.1990) As the AIDS epidemic spread, activists criticized the Reagan administration for ineffectively responding to the disease. In particular, they were concerned that … Continue reading

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Welcome Mayor de Blasio!

Today Bill de Blasio becomes the 109th mayor of New York City. Here’s a look back at some of the city’s previous mayors: Unidentified Artist, Mayor Gaynor at his Desk, January 3, 1910 (233.2001) William Jay Gaynor was the city’s … Continue reading

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The Language of Protest

The AIDS crisis in the 1980s propelled many to take to the streets in anger and protest to rebel against the Reagan government, demanding rights to healthcare, treatment for AIDS, funding, and information. This movement mobilized communities, and in particular … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

ACT UP ad hoc Gay Pride Committee, U.S. Spends More in 5 Hours on Defense than in 5 Years on Healthcare, 1989 Richard Deagle, Tom Starace, and Joe Wollin (ACT UP New York), American Flag, 1989 ACT UP New York, … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

ACT UP, The AIDS Crisis Is Not Over, late 1980s GANG, AIDS Crisis, ca. 1991 ACT UP, The Truth Shall Set You Free (recto), ca. 1989 ACT UP, The Truth Shall Set You Free (verso), ca. 1989 Unidentified Artist, New … Continue reading

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