In August of 1991, artists and gallerists in Malmö came together for the exhibition Art Against Aids, in solidarity with the victims of the ongoing AIDS epidemic. The artworks in the exhibition were sold in favor of AIDS research, working towards finding a cure. According to World Health Organization WHO, AIDS has claimed approximately 36 million lives since the first reported cases and the start of the epidemic in 1981.
In Art Against Aids 1991/2021 a selection of a few of the participating artists are presented in parallell with the current exhibition Leonilson: Drawn 1975–1993 in the main exhibition space. Some of these artworks were de factor included in the original exhibition in August 1991, other pieces were made in the same time period. Art Against Aids 1991/2021 is be shown at Malmö Konsthall in connection to Worldpride 2021 in Malmö and Copenhagen.
Source: Malmö Konsthall