Self Portrait, Study #1, 2015, Sean Black archival inkjet, dimensions vary

Risa Puleo curated this month's web gallery, Care, featuring Chloe Dzubilo, Rob Anderson, Kelvin Atmadibrata, Jurgen Baldiga, Amos Beaida, David Abbott, Sean Black, Barton Lidice Benes, Robert Beard, Michal Beck, Robert Miles Parker, Pepe Espaliu, Grahame Perry, Lina Yaroslavska, Ben Cuevas, and Michael Ehle

Puleo's says, "How do you show how you care? How do you represent that invisible force of love that surrounds and connects each of us to each other, and propels each of us in different directions? We show our care when we show up to the studio to make an incredible art work, go to the hospital with flowers to visit a friend, to a protest to show our support of an issue and a commitment to making change, make a meal for ourselves. The word “curator,” comes from the Latin “to care for,” and historically has directed that care to objects held within a museum collection. Museological care is imbued upon objects with the intention of preserving them beyond the natural effects of time. It is an extension of our love for living and the living that we take care of things. In this way, archives such as Visual AIDS’s Artist+ Registry function through acts of care, a fundamental unit of our relationship to objects and of relationships between people and communities. This web gallery gathers together works from Visual AIDS’s Artist+ Registry that present different kinds of care to understand how the ways we care for people, things, memories and history intersects." Read more.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project and Visual AIDS Artists Registry. View past Web Gallery here.

Chloe Dzubilo

Rob Anderson

Kelvin Atmadibrata

Jürgen Baldiga

Amos Beaida

David Abbott

Sean Black

Barton Lidice Beneš

Robert Beard

Michael Beck

Robert Miles Parker

Pepe Espaliú

Grahame Perry

Lina Yaroslavska

Ben Cuevas

Michael Ehle