TREATMENT ACTION GROUP ANNOUNCES HISTORIC ART EXHIBITION AND SALE AT WESTBETH GALLERY
TAG Limited Art Editions 1999 – 2017
March 21 – Saturday March 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 21, 6 – 8 pm
Treatment Action Group is pleased to present the exhibition, TAG Limited Art Editions 1999 – 2017. Running from Wednesday March 21 through Saturday March 24, 2018 at Westbeth Gallery (www.westbeth.org), located at 55
Bethune Street in New York City. Gallery hours are: Wednesday thru Saturday from 1 pm to 8 pm.
This is the first time that all of these important works are being exhibited together. Please consider supporting TAG’s life-saving work and adding to your art collection.
The TAG art collection was started in 1999 with the generous donation of over 30 silver gelatin prints by the photojournalist Ben Thornberry. Thornberry’s images document ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) AIDS activists in action during the height of the AIDS crisis, from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
Since 2005, TAG’s art collection has continued to grow through the TAG Limited Art Editions. Overseeing the editions is board member, artist, and long-time AIDS activist Joy Episalla. Episalla has helped gather a stellar group of artists who have donated editions to TAG, to support the organization’s important and life-saving work for the last 11 years. TAG wants to thank each of these artists for their generosity.
Included in the exhibition are Erica Baum (2017), Rosalind Fox Solomon (2016), Joy Episalla (2015), Kate Shepherd (2014), Nan Goldin (2013), Robert Gober (2012), Bill Jacobson (2011), fierce pussy (2010), Donald Moffett (2009), Tony Feher (2008), Carrie Yamaoka (2007), David Armstrong (2006), Richard Renaldi (2005), and Ben Thornberry (1999).
A series of three panel discussions, hosted in conjunction with Visual AIDS, will take place during the exhibition at Westbeth Gallery, provisionally scheduled as follows:
Thursday March 22 from 6 to 8 pm – The Legacy of Artists: David Armstrong, Tony Feher and David Wojnarowicz
Friday March 23 from 6 to 8 pm – Art & Activism: panelists to include artists from the TAG Limited Art Editions
Saturday March 24 from 2 to 4 pm – Activism & AIDS Today: with panelists from
TAG, Housing Works, & allies
Full details about the panels will be posted on http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/westbeth.
A full-color catalog accompanies the exhibition with essays by Mark Harrington and Joy Episalla. It will be available for purchase in the gallery and after the exhibition at: http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/limited-art-editions.
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist and community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and a cure for HIV, tuberculosis, and the hepatitis C virus. TAG works to ensure that all people with HIV, TB, or HCV receive lifesaving treatment, care, and information. We’re science-based treatment activists working to expand and accelerate vital research and effective community engagement with research and policy institutions. TAG catalyzes open collective action by all affected communities, scientists, and policy makers to end HIV, TB, and HCV.
CONTACT: Joe McConnell, Treatment Action Group