Salon 94+Visual Aids team up for a one-off event the 25th of July to celebrate life of legendary photographer Jimmy DeSana

For ‘Party Picks and Love Stories’ Salon 94 is teaming up with Visual AIDS for an archive salon as part of its NOT OVER series.This archive salon brings together Joy Episalla, Bryn Kelly, Laurie Simmons, Jack Waters, Carrie Yamaoka and guests to share memories and histories of artists, like Jimmy DeSana whom we have lost to AIDS, and to discuss the contemporary impact of the ongoing AIDS crisis.

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Conrad Ventur: Montezland

This is an expanded portrait really. It’s a tribute to Mario Montez who I met about three years ago. I met him because I was re-doing Warhol’s screen tests. He had been hidden for 35 years up until fall 2009, and then I found out he was coming out of retirement. He was on my list as somebody that I wanted to do a screen test with. We met and we hit it off.

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