Nancy Brooks Brody installing

Earlier this week artist Nancy Brooks Brody was putting the finishing touches on her contribution to the exhibition "Not only this, but 'New language beckons us'". Curated by Andrew Blackley for Visual AIDS, the exhibition pairs writers with objects from the Fales collection.

In talking about the opening—Thursday May 23, from 6 to 8pm—Brody suggests your bring you glasses. There is a lot of writing, small type, and detailed images. And bring tissue. It is emotional content.

Below is more information about the exhibition.

Not only this, but 'New language beckons us'
May 23 - July 27, 2013

Opening: Thursday, May 23 from 6-8pm
Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU

Curated by Andrew Blackley for Visual AIDS

This exhibition is composed of archival objects from the Fales Library's Downtown Collection coupled with newly commissioned texts from contemporary artists and writers. Each text corresponds to a figure or object from the collection and highlights interpersonal affinities and adjacencies, influences and recollections. These couplings give voice to still-present narratives and discourses orbiting the intersection of art and HIV/AIDS—a theme that speaks to Visual AIDS' ongoing mission: to serve as an advocate for artists with AIDS and to recognize art as a tool for education and activism in the fight against AIDS.