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POBA + NJ State Arts Council | Roundtable for Working Artists

POBA and the NJ State Council on the Arts offer working artists an opportunity to learn from the best experts in the region about the central issues and important actions working artists should know about to handle their own works for future preservation, viewing, and value. Learn more on the program and presenter bios here.

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POBA Press Release: POBA, Partners Launch Art Lives

POBA | Where the Arts Live and a coalition of HIV/AIDS organizations, including DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), LifeBEAT: Music Fights AIDS, and Visual AIDS, have joined forces to provide the public with a permanent online platform to honor and showcase the creative legacies of a generation of artists lost to AIDS while also promoting AIDS awareness. The initiative, Art Lives, kick-offs on World AIDS Day (December 1st) with online exhibits of works by seven artists from the music, design, and visual arts worlds whose lives were cut short by AIDS. Recognizing that the works of many artists who died in the early years of the crisis in the 1980s and 1990s were created before digital preservation was possible, the initiative affords the public a rare opportunity to experience some of their works online and to add to the Art Lives collection over time.

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MR Magazine: Showcasing The Work of Late Artists

MR Magazine, catering to the menswear industry, writes about the human story of families and loved ones of great artists lost to AIDS in the 80s and 90s struggling to find and preserve their works that were created before the digital era.

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Untapped Cities: 10 NYC Events to Celebrate of World AIDS Day 2015 on December 1

Untapped Cities tells its national audience that the #1 Top Ten thing to do to recognize World Aids Day 2015 is to visit the Art Lives project online.

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WWD: POBA Partners With AIDS Organizations to Showcase Artists Lost to AIDS

WWD focuses on the POBA/Art Lives collaboration with key arts and AIDS-related organizations to launch a permanent online platform to honor and showcase the creative legacies of a generation lost to AIDS while also promoting AIDS awareness.

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DuJour: The Art Lives Initiative for World AIDS Day

DuJour remembers the iconic architect, Jim Terrell, one of the seven artists featured in the launch of Art Lives. Terrell’s sketches and designs of spaces – both retail and private – influenced generations of architectural and retail designers.

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OUT Magazine: New Online Exhibit Showcases Great Artists Lost to AIDS

OUT previews Art Lives, honoring the creative legacies of a generation of artists lost to AIDS in coalition with arts-related HIV/AIDS organizations — including DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), LifeBEAT: Music Fights AIDS, and Visual AIDS — to create a permanent online platform.

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Hyperallergic: Online Archive Commemorates Artists Affected by or Lost to AIDS

Hyperallergic writes about how Art Lives provides a rare and valuable opportunity to explore the works of artists lost to AIDS, many of which have never been properly archived or displayed before as they predate the era of digitization. The article encourages anyone to nominate an artist — even if unknown — affected by HIV or AIDS and create an individual archive for him or her. Hyperallergic also issued a companion piece – including Arts Lives – exploring where the record and history of HIV+ artists can be found. [“Where Are the Archives of AIDS- and HIV-Related Art in the US? – https://t.co/i7PD0OLkkx”]

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The Creators Project: Preserving the Legacy of Artists Taken by AIDS

CP writes about the range of works covered in the Arts Lives project: from the influential and iconic paintings of Martin Wong, Mel Cheren, and Nicholas Mouffarege, the couture fashion designs by Heart Strings Dress designer Patrick Kelly,the innovative sketches and designs of architect Jim Terrell, as well as footage and recordings from disco icon Sylvester,and graphic designs from the creator of the “Just Say No” to drugs logo, Ken Kendrick, are among the trove of creative treasure on POBA’s Art Lives online gallery.

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The Daily Dot: AIDS Is Not Over

With 658,507 deaths from AIDS in the U.S. since the epidemic began (and perhaps more in other parts of the world), The Daily Dot reports that for World AIDS Day this year, the arts organization and virtual museum POBA created Art Lives to highlight the impact of AIDS with a new online exhibit devoted to some of the talented artists who left the world too soon due to the disease.

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