Jungle Pussy, 1979, Greg Maskwa mixed media, 36x24

Yeni Mao curated Jungle Pussy, featuring Jimmy De Sana, Enrico Filippi, Eric Rhein, James K. Fackrell, Frederick Weston, Elliott Linwood, Frank Moore, Hunter Reynolds, Gregory Veney, Greg Maskwa, Jerry Hooten, and Richard J. Treitner.

Mao says, "Flipping through the Visual AIDS archives, I'm well aware that they represent a subgroup of artists within a culture based on sexuality, and don't want to lose sight of the fact (or "and don't want to forget") that all the archive artists are HIV positive. We lost almost an entire generation to AIDS. I wonder what the contemporary art landscape would be like today if Jimmy DeSana, Martin Wong, Felix Gonzalez-Torrez, Paul Thek, Keith Haring and the many other Mothers were still here. With the accelerated generations of the art world, this is a major skip. The skip sharpened the already acute relationship gay men have with their own physicality and reflected physical images." 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.

Jimmy De Sana

Enrico Filippi

Eric Rhein

James K. Fackrell

Frederick Weston

Elliott Linwood

Frank Moore

Hunter Reynolds

Gregory Veney

Greg Maskwa

Jerry Hooten

-Richard J. Treitner