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Image credit: Courtesy of the NYC AIDS Memorial

Steven Evans, Songs for a Memorial

June 1, 2022 to September 6, 2022
NYC AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:
Songs for a Memorial (2020-22) consists of 12 text-based, polychromatic, LED sculptures designed to evoke neon signage and the dynamic energy of nightlife, creating vibrant layers of color throughout the Memorial. This work exists at the intersection of language and memory by way of Evans’ appropriation of titles from songs tied inextricably to the period surrounding the onset and height of the AIDS epidemic. By juxtaposing multiple song titles across genres, Evans weaves narratives of both individual and collective memory and history that simultaneously speak to complex relationships between loss, love, sadness, joy and celebration.

This exhibition is presented by the NYC AIDS Memorial.

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