VISUAL AIDS PRESENTS THE 21ST ANNUAL POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE BENEFIT FRIDAY, FEB. 22 – SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2019 AT BORTOLAMI IN TRIBECA Participating artists: Laurie Simmons, Marcel Dzama, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Barbara Hammer, Kiki Smith, William Wegman, Mary Heilmann, and many more! Image credit: Postcards from the Edge 2018, Steven Rosen Photography PREVIEW PARTY: Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. BENEFIT SALE: Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Sunday, February 24, 2019 from noon – 4:00 p.m. New York, October 24, 2018 – Visual AIDS is pleased to announce the 21st edition of Postcards from the Edge, the organization’s first annual benefit event of the year for 2019. Widely known as one of Visual AIDS’ most exciting benefits, Postcards from the Edge provides an opportunity for the public to purchase original pieces of postcard-sized artwork by both established and emerging artists for only $85 each. The 21st annual sale will be held from February 22nd to 24th, 2019 at host gallery Bortolami, located on 39 Walker Street in Tribeca, New York City. Each year Visual AIDS calls on artists from around the world to create and donate a 4” x 6” piece of original artwork.
This year, acclaimed artists such as Stephen Andrews, Nancy Burson, Kathe Burkhart, Geoff Chadsey, Paul Chisholm, Moyra Davey, Marcel Dzama, Adriana Farmiga, Avram Finkelstein, Judy Glantzman, Barbara Hammer, Jane Hammond, Mary Heilmann, Joyce Kozloff, Julie Mehretu, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Kiki Smith, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Takenaga, William Wegman, Rob Wynne, and 2 others will be joining a wide range of talented artists in submitting new works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, collage and mixed media. Over 1,500 postcard-sized artworks will be on display, and each will be uniformly priced at $85. All works are displayed anonymously, with the artist’s identity revealed only after the work has been purchased. Postcards from the Edge continues to draw a dynamic crowd of contemporary art enthusiasts as well as the general public. The fundraiser has attracted an impressive following with many eager fans camping overnight to ensure that they are one of the first guests through the door on the first day of the sale. The two-day Benefit Sale of postcard-sized art begins on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and continues through Sunday, February 24, from noon – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Benefit Sale is first-come, first-served with the suggested donation of $5 each day. The Preview Party will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Admission includes 2 raffle tickets for the chance to win first choice of any postcard that evening. The party will also include a silent auction of art and VIP passes allowing the highest bidder to bypass the line on Saturday morning. Advanced ticket purchase will be available soon at www.visualaids.org. The Preview Party is the only chance to see the entire exhibition. No sales. All postcards are $85, but as a way for Visual AIDS to show its appreciation, anyone who purchases four postcards will receive a fifth one for free. On Sunday, guests who purchase two works will receive the third for free. Whether the works purchased are created by a famous or newly-discovered artist, all collectors walk away with a piece of art they love, knowing the money raised will support art programs raising AIDS awareness. History of Visual AIDS’ Postcards from the Edge 2019 will mark the 21st year of Visual AIDS’ Postcards from the Edge benefit, and the impressive 21-year run of this event is a testament to its effectiveness as a fundraising tool. Visual AIDS first held Postcards from the Edge in 1998 and has since raised about $800,000 via this annual fundraiser.
Since the event’s conception, over 20,000 postcard-sized works have been donated by artists from around the world. Noteworthy artists who have participated in past years include: Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Leon Golub, Sol LeWitt, Barbara Kruger, Frank Moore, Elizabeth Murray, Nancy Spero, Yoko Ono, Tom Wesselmann, and many others. By participating in Postcards from the Edge, artists and collectors support the mission of Visual AIDS, enabling the organization to produce contemporary art programs that promote AIDS awareness and support artists living with HIV. About Visual AIDS Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. Visual AIDS is committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement. For additional information on Visual AIDS, please visit www.VisualAIDS.org
“Pigs can get Sunburn”
6th -8th December, 2018 Group Show
Opening Thursday 6th December 5-8pm
Friday & Saturday 11-5pm
The Cook House Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, SW1, London.
Pigs can get sunburn; a random fact found on the bottom of a Snapple lid, a chance encounter, spontaneous negotiation, highly useful and useless unless you are a farmer or have a pig as a pet, random yet a fact nonetheless. A way to bring eleven contemporary artists from Chelsea College of Art together with a diverse range of practices; sculpture, performance, painting, and conceptual works.
Please join the for a Private View on the 6th of December 5 - 8pm for mulled wine and mince pies!
Thanks to the lovely paparazzi ...........
I was photographed outside the annual Terrence Higgins Trust auction at Christies in London where " IAM NOT AN ABOMINATION" AND " OUR INJURIES" Were on exhibition for this hugely worthy chairity. The kind people at Getty Images have purchased the rights to this image and you can now purchase it for as little as £495! Please see the link for purchases or click HERE
Paul chisholm’s “ Our Injuries are invisible” and “ I am not an abomination : is to go on auction at Christies on April the 16th in Aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust in support of people with HIV. The event is one of London’s most successful charity auctions and a night like no other. A champagne reception is followed by an evening of frantic bidding for world-renowned artwork, luxury travel lots and exciting celebrity experiences.
In “ Our injuries are invisible “ Paul Chisholm comments on the internal struggles with mental health many people living with HIV endure. Often the focus is on the physical effects of the virus and mental health can be brushed under the carpet.
Chisholm explains: ‘A visible injury is clear for all to see, however sometimes our injuries are invisible to the world. The state of our mental wellbeing is not as obvious to some as a broken leg or a physical wound. ‘Without treatment HIV slowly disables the immune system and when living with the virus today, mental wellbeing is as important as the daily drugs regime. This allows us to live a fulfilling life in a world with seven days, seven continents, seven deadly sins and seven colours of the rainbow.’
In i am not an Abomination he explores religious persecution, particularly in relation to sexuality.
Chisholm explains: ‘Leviticus 20:13 tells us “a man who sleeps with another man is an abomination and should be executed”.
‘The deliberate misinterpretation of language - using the Bible to justify actions and causes is a recurrent event. From the Crusades to the Holocaust to slavery, these ancient words have been harnessed for hate and oppression. The words in Leviticus are being misquoted and used to oppress, silence and kill in the name of “God”.
‘In the original version of the Bible the word “Tavoha” - which literally means “taboo” has been translated to mean something entirely different. ‘The Bible also says its an abomination to eat shellfish, so here’s to a prawn cocktail or oysters and Champagne.’
Last year the online and live auctions combined raised a staggering £401,258. Over its history the event has raised over £3 million to make a difference to the lives of people living with and affected by HIV.
‘That’s one of the things that “queer” can refer to: the open mesh of possibilities, gaps, overlaps, dissonances and resonances, lapses and excesses of meaning…’ – Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Queer Art(ists) Now
Presented by And What? Queer Arts Festival and Pilot Press
This eclectic new exhibition located in the large, spacious vault of the old Hackney archives in Haggerston features over 50 artists, performers and makers and offers an insight into the breadth and politics of queer art practice today.
Together with a series of events, the exhibition offers a focused view of the practices that have formed and continue to shape contemporary queer art, including works by Linder, Prem Sahib, Rottingdean Bazaar, Holly Johnson, Princess Julia, Keith Vaughan, Jeffrey Hinton, John Booth, Urara Tsuchiya, David Hoyle, Paul Chisholm and graduates of the Goldsmiths MFA.
Over 40 artists out of over 200 applications were selected by our panel, Andrew Ellerby (And What? Director), Olivia Laing (Writer: The Lonely City, Frieze magazine), Evan Ifekoya (Artist) and Richard Dodwell (Pilot Press) to be included in a salon-style exhibition that will take place at Archive Gallery, part of the Mill Co. Project space in Haggerston, London, between Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th October.
Private View: Thursday 12 October, 6 - 9 PM
inc. drinks, canapés and performances
List of events:
Friday 13 October
Queer Life Drawing class, 7 - 9 pm
Saturday 14 October
Perfomance dinner (details to be announced)
with Urara Tsuchiya and Richard Dodwell
The exhibition is run as a not-for-profit with prices of the work determined by the artist, with any profit from sales being returned directly to them.
In addition to the above, Queer Art(ists) Now will be raising money for survivors and local residents of Grenfell Tower, in support of future activism and a planned one-year on memorial project organised by local activist groups. Anyone involved in the exhibition has the option to donate their work to the cause and many of our invited artists have already very kindly agreed to do so.
This exhibition is for them, for us, and our collective struggle for a world without arms manufacturers, poverty, destruction and those who would wish to deny us our humanity and freedom.
Press Images from Around the World, The work Viral Load was dubbed The world's Most
Painful Dildo by the World's Media.
im pleased to say " Viral Load " sold at Christies to a private buyer raising a lot of money for the Terrence Higgins Trust. There has been a lot of publicity about the piece which is all good. However as always with the Media some quotes have been taken out of context. Which saddens me. No one is to blame for a virus and no one should face discrimination, blame or stigma. We are all accountable for our own actions and the consequences that become us. "|Viral load" was originally created to visualise the virus and the pain caused by contracting it. It was NEVER intended to " Get back at " or hurt anyone. " a voodoo doll can also be used for good in your own life or in the lives of others: for love, healing, protection, success" Kind Regards The Artist Mr Paul David Chisholm
You are quite the subversive lad! Quite the provocateur. I was most impressed with your piece Viral Load. As a sculptor myself, I relate best to 3-D form. This is a powerful piece – odd, though, that the excellent accompanying commentary doesn’t mention black as the colour of death. This penis is in part undoubtedly a powerful a statement precisely because it uses black. The HIV crisis was called the “Plague” in my day with its obvious reference to the Black Death/Plague. Is this curator so afraid of not being politically correct he dare not reference black’s symbolic association lest it impute black men’s penises, too? Possibly. Certainly, he views the relevance of the red colour chosen for the pins on the glans as worthy of comment and that they signify ‘Danger” [i.e. HIV virus in the ejaculate] Neither does he reference that this penis is erect. The fact that only in its erect state can the penis be an HIV vector is an important feature . The tumescence is relevant. – ready for action/loaded, so to speak. Flaccid, a penis is not a threat for infection. Bruce Flowers Curator Art Critic 2017
Links To Press
Im pleased to anounce my work is up for grabs in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust !
To buy tickets please see : http://www.tht.org.uk/get-involved/Special-events
To view the online Auction book : https://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/Files/Auction/Auction%202017.pdf
To Bid on My art : https://www.tht.org.uk/get-involved/Special-events/The-Auction/Online-auction-lots/Paul-Chisholm
THT is a charity i will forver be in debt to without them at the end of the phone i may well have jumped of a cold dark mountain in Switzerland... the work they do saves peoples lives !
Curated by Jean Carlomusto, Alexandra Juhasz and Hugh Ryan, "Everyday" explores the AIDS crisis (historically and currently) through the lens of art and ephemera that looks at and evidences daily experiences & practices in response to HIV/AIDS.
November 17 - December 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17, 6–9 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 1pm – 7:00pm
The exhibition includes artwork and ephemera by Babycastles, Anne Balsamo, Barton Lidice Beneš, Jean Carlomusto, Curtis Carman, Paul Chisholm, Ian Clyde, darkroom danny, T De Long, Chloe Dzubilo, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, fierce pussy, Avram Finkelstein, Peggy Frank, Fuck Laws Flash Collective, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Carl George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, John Hanning, Eva Hayward, Edward Hochschild, Mark S. King, Kia Labeija, Carol Leigh, Nancer Lemoins, Gin Fong Louie, Dale MacDonald, Joyce McDonald, Juanita Mohammed, Ray Navarro, Luna Luis Ortiz, Grahame Perry, Poster Virus, LJ Roberts, Randy Freedomclay Rogers, Fábian Rios Rubino, Ivan Safrin, Dudley Saunders, Loren Schmidt, James Simmonds, Michael Slocum, Southern Living AIDS Quilt, Zara Steadman, Hugh Steers, Nelson Sullivan, Justin B. Terry-Smith, Prashast Thapan, The NAMES Project, James Wentzy, Frederick Weston, Jessica Whitbread, Jon Winet, Albert Winn and Tanya Wischerath.
Curatorial Statement: "AIDS is an everyday experience. By this, we mean it is both common and ongoing; quotidian and unending. Yet its history – like all history – is being written in Boldfaced Names and Significant Dates, especially those from the near past. Like the moon that eclipses the sun because it is closer to our frame of reference, the enormity of that moment of the AIDS crisis threatens to blind us to both the sprawling present and the unknowable future. Moreover, the significance of this artist or that day is always less than the significance of the cumulative reality of life in the time of AIDS.
In EVERYDAY, we bring together work that engages with the “now” of AIDS, both historically and currently. Some of the work uses the materials of AIDS, from pills to pamphlets, while other pieces chronicle daily responses, from protest to prayer. Much of the work speaks in the vernacular of its own moment, whether that be wheatpaste, VHS, or an app. Some of it is made by professional artists whose gift is to speak of and to the world around them, while other pieces were made by intuitive creators who were driven to respond to the crisis as one mode of survival – the same spirit that drove us to make this exhibition.
Someday we will have a cure, and the infrastructure and political will to get it to everyone who needs it. But until then, AIDS is EVERYDAY."
The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. Public events are supported by Humanities New York.