Gideon Mendel Looking Aids in the face Anonymous All rights reserved Constitutional Court Art Collection

Gideon Mendel - Looking AIDS in the Face: Anonymous, 2001

Gideon Mendel (1959)
LOOKING AIDS IN THE FACE: ANONYMOUS (2001)
Digital photographic print, mounted between metal and glass / 590 x 395 mm
CCAC #0413

Donated by the artist

A student at a university in Maputo, Mozambique, is depicted as an anonymous male. The extreme stigma relating to his HIV/AIDS status led him to remove his clothing, hoping that would make him unidentifiable.

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