La Galleria: Love Positive Women 2020 Valentine Pop-up Exhibition

January 31

La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones St.

Friday at 7PM to 9PM

Opening Reception: January 31, 7–9PM
Reflections from HIV+ women at 7:30PM

For LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN 2020, artists, activists and HIV+ women came together at Dieu Donné’s paper making studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to create hundreds of unique handmade paper valentines to be mailed to self-identifying women living with HIV around the world.
The LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN Valentine Pop-up Exhibition at La MaMa Galleria will display the valentines, and women involved in the project will reflect on the importance of love and community building. Directly after the exhibition, these artworks will be mailed internationally to women living with HIV to arrive in time for Valentine’s Day.


About the Artists

The project is a collaboration between Visual AIDS, the Fire Island Artist ResidencyDieu DonnéPositive Women's Network — USA, and The Well Project to show love and support for women living with HIV.
LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN is an ongoing project established by Visual AIDS artist member Jessica Whitbread in 2013. “Why not do something nice for the women most forgotten about?” says Whitbread. "I started LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN in 2013 as a way to rally women living with HIV to celebrate themselves as well as be celebrated by friends, lovers, children and loving souls. LPW runs annually from February 1–14, so we continue to not be forgotten and loved continuously. I look forward to watching my friends and community not only shower others with acts of kindness but also be showered as well."
Founded in 1984, La MaMa's La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing artistic experimentation. La Galleria serves its neighborhood as a venue that encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, and curatorial and educational projects. Its goal is to offer programming that reaches beyond the expectations of traditional gallery and institutional exhibition-making, to a diverse and intergenerational audience.
Find out more on the La Galleria Page!