Lars Embäck, Painting, 1989.
ART AGAINST AIDS 1991/2021
12.8 – 10.10 2021
In August of 1991, artists and gallerists in
Malmö came together for the exhibition Art Against Aids,
in solidarity with the victims of the ongoing AIDS epidemic.
The artworks in the exhibition were sold in favor of AIDS research,
working towards finding a cure. Both artists and gallerists
The initiator of the Art Against Aids movement
in Sweden was the American Bill Rubino, who in the early nineties
launched the exhibitions in Stockholm. These exhibitions were
shown in several locations across the country. Participating
galleries in Malmö were Bengt Adlers Gallery, Galerie Leger,
Gallery Lång, Gallery Wallner, Hårlemans Hall, and
Anders Tornberg Gallery in the neighbouring city of Lund.
In Art Against Aids 1991/2021 a selection of
a few of the participating artists are presented in parallell
with the current exhibition with José Leonilson. Some
of these artworks were de factor included in the original exhibition
in August 1991, other pieces were made in the same time period.
According to World Health Organization WHO, AIDS has claimed
approximately 36 million lives since the first reported cases
and the start of the epidemic in 1981.
Participating artists: Anette Abrahamsson, Marianne
Andersson Embäck, Anna Bring, Carin Carlsson, Jesper Christiansen,
Peter Dacke, Lars Embäck, Mell Gran, Björn Ross, Thomas
Holm, David Krantz, Torbjörn Limé, Leif Palmqvist,
Annika Svenbro and Material Magazine.
Art Against Aids 1991/2021 will be shown at Malmö
Konsthall in connection to Worldpride 2021 in Malmö and
Copenhagen. The works are placed in a separate room adjacent
to the exhibition Leonilson: Drawn 1975–1993 in the main