As a part of World Aids Day, Ira Sachs’ Last Address will be screening at museums across the country. The Tate Modern, The Museum of Art & Design, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Museum, El Museo de Barrio, Grey Art Gallery at NYU, CCS Gallery at Bard College, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, and The LGBT Center of NYC, among others, will mark 20 years of action and remembrance of Day With(out) Art by screening Last Address on Wednesday December 1, 2010.
Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Norman René, Peter Hujar, Ethyl Eichelberger, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Cookie Mueller, Klaus Nomi….the list of New York artists who died of AIDS over the last 30 years is countless, and the loss immeasurable. In Last Address, filmmaker Ira Sachs (The Delta, Married Life, and the 2005 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning Forty Shades of Blue), who first moved to the city himself in 1984, uses images of the exteriors of the houses, apartment buildings, and lofts where these and others were living at the time of their deaths to mark the disappearance of a generation. The elegaic film is both a remembrance of that loss, as well as an evocation of the continued presence of their work in our lives and culture.