From Muri Assunção’s review of ClampArt’s exhibition “Screaming in the Streets: AIDS, Art, Activism” for Vice:
“People who lived through that epidemic experienced in a lot of ways the same kind of trauma that people experience during war times, and it takes decades for people to be able to address that,” Greg Ellis told me. Ellis is the curator of “Screaming in the Streets: AIDS, Art, Activism,” currently on view at ClampArt gallery in Chelsea. After the epidemic began claiming the lives of those around him in the 80s, he began receiving and collecting archival material from his friends, many of them artists and activists. The show is intended to “shape the discussion for the history of what AIDS activism is,” and illustrate interconnected relationships among major artists at the time—specifically in the East Village—and the collaborative spirit that existed among them.