Commemorating World Aids Day by looking by into the archives.
Lorna Simpson, Untitled, 1992
In an attempt to address the loss and pervasive unrest caused by the AIDS epidemic, Simpson created a billboard lined at the bottom with the words: “She was,” “He was,” “They were,” in both English and French. Directly above each phrase are arrows and figures, slight markings of height and weight that indicate where a living human body once stood but where now resides only dead space. Read on
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