In honor of pride month, the work of: Barton Lidice Beneš,Lethal Weapons (filled with artists’ own hiv+ blood), 1992.
Beneš was a first-generation veteran of the AIDS crisis and chronicled his own HIV+ status in Lethal Weapons, a series of works created with his own blood. This exhibit toured Europe in the 1990s and traveled to Lund, Sweden, where authorities intervened and demeaned installation be heated to 160 degrees Fahrenheit in a hospital oven to make it “safe” for public viewing. These provocative pieces confront HIV/AIDS head-on, blending political activism, visual poetry and a wicked sense of humor, forcing viewers to face their fears of death and transmission. His work continues to serve as a symbol of resistance, engaging a new generation in the evolving conversation about art and AIDS.
Synopsis: Texting leads to phone calls and feelings…
Warnings: There’s a little talk about nightmares and depression in this chapter. Nothing too in detail, though.
Author’s Note: Continuation of the Tabi fluff! <3 Although things get a little more “real” in this chapter. There’s feels & stuff… lol
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representations of real people. None of the events are true. This is
from an American standpoint, so some of the situations may not happen
the same way they might in Korea. I make no money from the writing of
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Hi! Im not in college yet, but I was planning to go for fine arts like you did. Would you say this is a bad idea? I saw your post and I dont want to waste 4 years of my life on bullshit. Sorry if this is kinda a dumb question!
carrie_rachel : So excited to announce the North American dates for my book tour. In each city I will be in conversation with a special guest. Details on that below. We aren’t allowed to announce the Portland guest but there is one. And she’s amazing. Hope to see you at one of these events. You’ll fine a link to the ticket info in my Instagram bio. ❤️ BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 27 WORD Bookstore at Saint Vitus Bar In conversation with Questlove NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28 Barnes & Noble Union Square In conversation with Gaby Hoffman PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 29 Philadelphia Free Library at The Merriam Theater In conversation with Aidy Bryant CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 30 Pitchfork at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago In conversation with Jessica Hopper AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 1 BookPeople at Central Presbyterian Church In conversation with Liz Lambert LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 3 Vroman’s Bookstore at Pasadena Presbyterian In conversation with Amy Poehler SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 4 Jewish Community Center of San Francisco In conversation with Dave Eggers PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 5 Powell’s Books at The Newmark Theatre In conversation with TK SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 6 Elliott Bay Book Company at The Neptune Theater In conversation with Maria Semple MONTREAL, CANADA - NOVEMBER 16 Drawn & Quarterly at The Rialto Theatre In conversation with Jessica Hopper TORONTO, CANADA - NOVEMBER 17 Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon In conversation with Johanna Schneller.
I will tell you all about it since you’ve asked. Only until I see your eyes glaze over into outer space and realize that you really don’t give a fuck at all. I will then stop mid sentence and walk on out of that dead space just to save both of our time and energy. It will directly be followed by incredible confusion as to why that question was brought up in the first place.