Paired Perspectives: How Taylor Mac’s 24 Hour Performance Encapsulated an Experience of the AIDS Crisis

Visual AIDS has been working closely this year with Hugh Ryan, Alexandra Juhasz and Jean Carlomusto on both our upcoming La MaMa Galleria exhibition Everyday and our 2016 Day With(out) Art project COMPULSIVE PRACTICE. During a recent meeting, Juhasz and Ryan could not hold back their enthusiasm and energy for Taylor Mac’s production of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Visual AIDS invited Ryan to excerpt his moving coverage of Mac’s piece for NYMag’s Vulture column, found here, and Juhasz has responded. Together, the pieces provide a pair of perspectives on Mac’s endurance performance and its relationship to HIV/AIDS and community.

Published in Visual AIDS, 2016-10-25

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Alexandra Juhasz