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Title

Names

1992
printed circa 1996


Artist

William Yang

Australia

1943 -


About

William Yang has documented the gay scene in Sydney since the 1970s. At this time many were celebrating new-found freedom, greater acceptance in society and the start of the Mardi Gras parades.

In these images from the 1990s Yang investigates the impact of AIDS on his friends and community, as well as the broader social implications of the disease. The works act as memorials which acknowledge both individual fears, the illnesses that AIDS and HIV bring, the repercussions on the gay community, and the importance of public displays of recognition and remembrance.


Details


Dates

1992
printed circa 1996


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

2 gelatin silver photograph, with handwritten text in gold ink


Edition

2/10


Dimensions

2 photographs each: 34.0 x 43.0 cm image; 78.5 x 104.6 x 4.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., gold ink "...WILLIAM YANG. 1992...".


Credit

Purchased 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

195.1997


Artist information

William Yang

Works in the collection

14


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers