About: David Gere

I'm a professor in the world arts and cultures/dance department and director of the Art & Global Health Center at UCLA. Major support for the center’s projects comes from the Ford Foundation, Herb Ritts Foundation, David and Linda Shaheen Foundation, Dillon Dunwalke Trust, Resnick Family Foundation, and UCLA.

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MAKE ART/STOP AIDS

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“MAKE ART/STOP AIDS demonstrates how art can make things happen in the world, how it can teach and goad and shift and protect us. “ More»

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      This is a portrait of a prisoner.

      A political prisoner at the time of the Reign of Terror in France, Andre-Antoine Bernard here is posed and styled with severity and strength. He was eventually exiled for voting to execute Louis XVI. But this defiant portrait lives on.

      Portrait of Andre-Antoine Bernard, July 24, 1795, Jacques-Louis David. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      08/22/14

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