Day Without Art
December 1 1994
The New Museum of Contemporary Art joins galleries and museums worldwide in observing the sixth international Day Without Art on December 1, 1994, World AIDS day.
Organized by the volunteer group VISUAL AIDS, Day Without Art pays tribute to those who have suffered from HIV/AIDS by increasing awareness about the pandemic and promoting action to end the AIDS crisis.
To commemorate Day Without Art, a special video project organized by artists Bob Flanagan and Nancy Burson will be screened, the lights in the New Museum’s galleries will be darkened, and Rita Ackermann’s painting in the Window on Broadway will be covered by a black veil. Admission to the Museum is free to the public on December 1st.
Test Pattern, a project designed by Flanagan specifically for Visiting Hours and developed in collaboration with artist/photographer Nancy Burson, will interrupt regular video programming that is part of the Museum’s current exhibition. In Test Pattern, seven video loops playing on monitors throughout the galleries present medical images of damaged T-cells infected by HIV.