Lost & Found: Dance, New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now – Danspace Project

Lost & Found: Dance, New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now



“We were baffled. We were angry. We were terrified. We were wary of sharing a glass of water. But we also learned how to nurture and care for the sick and the dying. We made art, those of us who were dying and those of us who survived. Surviving love and death. …But we also rallied; we shouted; we marched in the streets.”

– Ishmael Houston-Jones

“The creative output of women, people of color and queers is on the rise in this dialogue about decolonizing cultural access to history and its expression. It seems obvious to me that we no longer have the option to live in linear or straight time. We circle back to retrieve, stay here to stake claim and move forward to imagine all at once. It requires new physics; at every stage a prognosis, an intervention is required.”

– Will Rawls

Paperback: 268 pages
Size: 7 x 10 x 1 in
Published: 2016
Edited by Ishmael Houston-Jones, Will Rawls, and Jaime Shearn Coan
Designed by Judith Walker
Price: $30 / $25 Danspace Project members (includes shipping)


Since 2010, Danspace Project has published catalogues as part of its series of artist-curated Platforms. Initiated by Danspace Project Executive Director and Chief Curator Judy Hussie-Taylor, the Platforms, “exhibitions that unfold over time,” contextualize contemporary dance and performance practices and histories. The 11th edition, Lost and Found: Dance, New York, HIV/ AIDS, Then and Now, is edited by Jaime Shearn Coan, Ishmael Houston- Jones, and Will Rawls. Contributors include: Penny Arcade, Marc Arthur, C.Carr, Douglas Crimp, Travis Chamberlain, DarkMatter, Nan Goldin, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Neil Greenberg, Bill T. Jones, Deborah Jowitt, John Kelly, Theodore Kerr, Kia Labeija, Eileen Myles, Pamela Sneed, Sally Sommer, Sarah Schulman, Tseng Kwong Chi, and Muna Tseng.

This catalogue accompanies Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost and Found curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls, October 6-November 19, 2016.

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