Warhol Museum covers walls with blood for World AIDS Day

By : John Paul King of the washington blade, courtesy of the national LGBT media association
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ABOVE: Jordan Eagles’ Blood Mirror, Illuminations, 2015-2017. (Image courtesy the artist)

To commemorate World AIDS Day, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh covered one of its galleries with queer blood.

Jordan Eagles, a New York-based artist who has been exploring the aesthetics and ethics of blood as an artistic medium since the late 1990s, teamed with the museum on Dec. 1 to take over a section of its current exhibition, “Andy Warhol: Revelation,” with an immersive light installation called “Illuminations,” ruminating on the politics around queer blood, the prejudice facing LGBTQ people because of the stigma of HIV and the FDA’s discriminatory blood ban against men who have sex with men.

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