PERSONS OF INTEREST, curated by Sam Gordon for Visual AIDS (through September 18)


Please note: Persons of Interest will remain on view at the Bureau through Sunday, September 18th, 2016.

PERSONS OF INTEREST, curated by Sam Gordon, features a wide cross section of Visual AIDS artist members and friends. The term, “person of interest” often identifies someone in an investigation that possesses characteristics that merit further attention. The investigation presented here is a collection of drawing, painting, photography, performance, video, and sculpture.

PERSONS OF INTEREST, presented by Visual AIDS at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, features the trained and self taught, long term survivors and the prematurely lost, and individuals who live for us very much in the present, some only in our hearts and minds.

The exhibition includes work by Raynes Birkbeck, Mark Carter, Ben Cuevas, Chloe Dzubilo, Arnold Fern, Tim Greathouse, Keith Haring, Hudson, Affrekka Jefferson, Jerry the Marble Faun, Joyce McDonald, Lucas Michael, Nicolas Moufarrege, Luna Luis Ortiz, Hugh Steers, Hunter Reynolds, Tseng Kwong Chi, Muna Tseng, and Frederick Weston.

Persons of Interest will remain on view at the Bureau through Sunday, September 4, 2016 Sunday, September 18th.

About Visual AIDS:

Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS awareness and creating dialogue around HIV issues today, by producing and presenting visual art projects, exhibitions, public forums and publications – while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS.

Image: Raynes Birkbeck, Bad Billy, 2016, clay and mixed media


Persons of Interest, received a very positive review in Holland Cotter‘s “Art of the AIDS Years: What Took Museums So Long?” in The New York Times, July 29, 2016.

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Click here to read the article.

A version of this review appears in print on July 29, 2016, on page C21 of the New York edition with the headline: “Art From the Age of AIDS.”