About this EventFree Event
The River Campus Libraries invites you to join artist and writer Avram Finkelstein for his talk, "Locating AIDS in the 21st-Century Image Landscape," based on his book After Silence: A History of AIDS Through its Images.
Finkelstein is a founding member of the Silence=Death Collective, which created one of the most iconic and lasting images of the AIDS support movement. In his book, Finkelstein offers a unique perspective on the history of HIV/AIDS through art and activism. In his talk, Finkelstein will explore HIV/AIDS as a story of gender, race, class, identity, access, and institutional power. And he'll discuss how that story is currently told in the digital landscape.
Finkelstein has worked in the permanent collections at MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, the Smithsonian, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in England; his own artistry has been shown in galleries across NYC, including the Grey Art Gallery, and at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, DC. He has been featured in numerous media outlets to discuss art in the public sphere and frequently sought to present his expertise on subjects that include political activism, LGBT politics, and art and intellectual property. For a more detailed biography, click here.
Finkelstein will be signing books immediately following the lecture. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. Please register to attend.