||Northwestern to run LGBT, AIDS exhibitions
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Northwestern University's Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, will run the art exhibition "Keep the Shadow, Ere the Substance Fade: Mourning during the AIDS Crisis" Sept. 17-Dec. 11 at the Katz Gallery.
During the same dates, it's also running the first major retrospective of artist Tseng Kwong Chi ( 1950-1990 ) in "Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera."
By juxtaposing objects and artworks related to mourning from the Victorian Era and during the AIDS crisis, "Shadow" examines two analogous cultures of bereavement. The show includes loans from the Leather Archives & Museum and the Museum of contemporary Art as well as the Block Museum collection.
Artists in the exhibition include Eric Avery, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Grieger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Mock, Domingo Orejudos, Andres Serrano and Leonard Rifas.
As for Tseng show, the artistborn in Hong Kong, educated in Vancouver and Paris, and later based in New York Cityproduced photographs that both captured the l downtown Manhattan art and club scenes of the 1980s, and reflected the increasingly globalized movement of people across nations and continents. Tseng died at age 39 from complications related to AIDS.
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