Ann Meredith: BREATH! Women, Children, and AIDS

About the Exhibition

Three thousand black-and-white posters addressing the subject of women and AIDS are on display inside New York City subway cars in the same manner as commercial advertisements are regularly displayed. The poster by Ann Meredith is composed of four portraits of women with AIDS, accompanied by brief profiles describing the life and current diagnosis of each subject. The legend “ALL WOMEN ARE AT RISK FOR AIDS” is placed beneath the photographs, along with the AIDS Hotline phone number. With the public showing of these images, Meredith hopes to draw attention to the serious threat that AIDS poses to all women. She stated, “Women are the fastest growing AIDS population. They are the hidden population of the AIDS epidemic. Since 1981 the number of women with AIDS continues to more than double every six months.”

Sponsored by the Public Art Fund, Inc., which is supported in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.




Various locations, New York City

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