“Let the Record Show…” 30 year Anniversary

On this day in 1987…

 
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DATE: November 20 1987 – January 24 1988

DESCRIPTION:
“Let The Record Show…, according to ACT UP, provides current information regarding the AIDS epidemic, as well as depicting the crisis in historical perspective. The intention is to make the viewer realize the depth of the problem and understand that history will judge our society by how we responded to this calamity, potentially the worst medical disaster of the century. Finally, the installation is more pointedly directed to those national figures who have used the AIDS epidemic to promote their own political or religious agendas. It is intended to serve as a reminder that their actions or in-actions will soon be a matter of historical record.”

NEW MUSEUM CURATOR: William Olander


via New Museum archive