AIDS - Raza 1 Rab Raza Prof Mcdonough Aids Activism The AIDs pandemic in the 1980s to the 1990s was one of the biggest fights to live in They were a

AIDS - Raza 1 Rab Raza Prof Mcdonough Aids Activism The...

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Raza 1 Rab Raza Prof Mcdonough 10/26/14 Aids Activism The AIDs pandemic in the 1980’s to the 1990’s was one of the biggest fights to live in. They were a time of hate, prejudice, and homophobia. ACT UP’s Keith Haring’s piece “Ignorance = Fear” and Gran Fury’s “Kissing doesn’t Kill” both encouraged AIDs activism; Haring’s piece of the Silence=Death was a very moving picture with language and color that symbolized the importance of AIDs awareness. Gran Fury’s picture showed a much more powerful side to the AIDs campaign using language and color to show the world, who and what are responsible for the death of millions. The activists that supported the aids campaign died for their causes. Keith Haring’s picture showed so much more than just figures; they showed human indecency. His artwork on Ignorance = Fear showed what could really happen to the victims of AIDS if people did not speak up. The language that was used in the artwork was so powerful yet it was implicit in the way that it was displayed. It became a societal discussion among people that saw it. The artwork had three human like figures each displaying what society was doing against the AIDs campaign. One covered its ears symbolizing people did not hear about the deaths. One covered its mouth representing the public not speaking up for all the people dying. One covering its eyes showing society if they covered their eyes to injustice it was evil. Telling the public that if their ignorance of other people clouded their judgment millions would die. This was became a big issue for people in the 80’s and 90’s, they let their ignorance get the better of
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Raza 2 them. Aside from Haring’s pictures
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