Untitled, 1988, David Wojnarowicz gelatin silver print, 16" x 20", Courtesy of the estate of David Wojnarowicz and P.P.O.W., New York

"One version of our story might start here: at The Barn in Toronto, though it was called Jo-Jo’s in 1977. After years of tenuous contact—postcards from Ithaca or from San Diego—I currently share my house with you. Nowadays I knit and sleep a lot, and you carve elaborate granite headstones for people who have died, some of AIDS.

Or another version might start with the radiant children we were in the early 1980s and that scarcely identifiable aspirational anxiety that you and I felt when we were in our twenties, like we were somehow missing out because we weren’t in New York.

And then, suddenly, we were buffaloes going over a cliff." - Darien Taylor

Here and Not Here: Some things I can’t say to your face, features work by Félix González-Torres, Stephen Andrews, Robert Flack, Jessica Whitbread, David Wojnarowicz, Keith Haring, Tim Jocelyn, Kia Labeija, Andy Fabo, Jeffrey Scott, Andrew Zealley, and Duncan McLaren.

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.


Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Stephen Andrews

Robert Flack

Jessica Whitbread

David Wojnarowicz

Keith Haring

Tim Jocelyn

Kia LaBeija

Andy Fabo

Jeffrey Scott Wilson

Andrew Zealley

Duncan McLaren