The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986-2003

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Price
$48.00
Publisher
MIT Press
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Pages
340
Dimensions
6.8 X 8.86 X 0.65 inches | 1.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780262524599

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About the Author
Gregg Bordowitz is an artist, writer, and Director of the Low Residency MFA Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recipient of the 2006 Frank Jewitt Mather Award from the College Art Association, he is the author of The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings (1986-2003) (MIT Press) and General Idea: Imagevirus (Afterall Books/MIT Press).

James Meyer is Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University. He is the author of Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties and the editor of The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous and Other Writings 1986-2003 by Gregg Bordowitz (MIT Press, 2004).

Douglas Crimp is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester. He is the author of On the Museum's Ruins and Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, both published by the MIT Press.
Reviews
Along with being a thoroughly engaging read, The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous is noticeably well-designed. The frequent inclusion of stills from the films and videos described is a welcome addition. The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous is thoughtful and provocative, and may well find a place in the permanent canon of AIDS literature.--The Gay and Lesbian Review--

The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous covers a wide range of topics, from coalition-building to the disappearance of New York City as a home for the fringes, from art criticism to South African AIDS activism.

--San Francisco Bay Guardian--

The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous interweaves the author's intimate experiences, personal reflections on his own mortality and fear of death, and essential information on AIDS prevention and treatment. The result is a dynamic image of the fight against the pandemic seen through the lens of an AIDS video activist-Gregg Bordowitz himself.

--A&U: America's AIDS Magazine--

In The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous and Other Writings, Gregg Bordowitz combines memoir and critical practice to startling effect...He opens up not just his world but ours as well.

--Richard Meyer, Bookforum--