November 20 – December 24, 1993
[Bold, black text of varying sizes arranged in a rectangular block on a white background reads, "TREAT A COMPLETE STRANGER / AS A LOVER, HUG THEM / AS GOOD FRIENDS, AS THEY ARE / OR AS 10 YEARS AGO YOU MIGHT HAVE HAD / FABULOUS SEX / WITH ABSOLUTE ABANDON / WITH THE SAME STRANGER. / NOW LIFE IS RAVAGED / AND WE OFFER LOVE FROM THE SAME ROOT OF BOUNDLESS / COMPASSION."]
AIDS Forum: John Giorno - FABULOUS SEX/COMPASSION.
Installation view, Artists Space, 1993. [Several paintings and sculptures installed on two walls that form a corner in a gallery space. A square painting featuring large, bold yellow text that reads, "LIFE IS A KILLER" hangs on the right wall. On the left wall, a block of large black text has been painted on the wall, from ceiling to floor. It reads, "THE WORLD IS GETTING EMPTY OF / EVERYONE I KNOW / ONE BY ONE / IN EVERY DIRECTION / THEY ARE LEAVING / THIS WORLD / FOR SOME PEOPLE / EVERYONE THEY KNOW HAS DIED."]
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