Love’s Body: Art in the Age of AIDS
By: Dan Grunebaum | Oct 7, 2010 | Issue: 863 | No Comments | 2,606 views

David Wojnarowicz, Untitled (Falling Buffalo), 1988-89
Courtesy of the Estate of David Wojnarowicz and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY

In 1998, the then-new Museum of Photography presented “Love’s Body: Rethinking Naked and Nude in Photography.” More than a decade later, the museum again looks at representations of the body, this time in the light of AIDS and its overwhelming impact on art since the ’80s. Some of the images on show, by artists such as New York-based Cuban Felix Gonzalez-Torres, reflect the photographers’ own battles with AIDS and the social stigma they suffer.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Akira Kurosawa Centenary Exhibition: All for Cinema. Until Oct 11, free (elem and under)/¥700 (MS, HS, 65 and over)/¥800 (univ)/¥1,000 (general). Love’s Body: Art in the Age of AIDS. Until Dec 5, free (elem and under)/¥600 (MS, HS, 65 and over)/¥700 (univ)/¥800 (general). Human Images of the 20th Century: All Photographs are Portraits. Oct 9-Dec 5, free (elem and under)/¥300 (MS, HS, 65 and over)/¥400 (univ)/¥500 (general). Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku. Tel: 03-3280-0099. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm (Thu & Fri until 8pm). Nearest stn: Ebisu, east exit. www.syabi.com

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