Power of posters displayed in exhibit

July 21, 2012 by  

The exhibit ‘Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010’ is showing at Wolfsonian-Florida International University until September 9. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and children aged 6 to 12.

153 posters from around the world will be on display at this exhibit, which is intended to give the public an overview of how they have been used to increase public awareness about HIV and AIDS. The exhibit is made up of items which were donated to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the curators of the original “Graphic Intervention” exhibit were Elizabeth Resnick and Javier Cortez.

In addition, a 96-page catalog has been produced for the exhibit and will be on sale for $30. This informative display will no doubt attract people from all over the area, including nearby North Miami Beach. Catalog printers have created a colorful and well-illustrated catalog that will help those who do not have a chance to see the exhibit in person to get an overview of what it showcases.

When HIV and AIDS were first discovered, posters probably played a big part in educating the public about the disease and helped to assuage some of the fears. The public health campaign against HIV/AIDS, and this exhibit, shows how big a part posters played and illustrates how effective they can be overall. Posters can be produced inexpensively and hung almost anywhere. They can help get a message across to people regardless of such barriers as language and illiteracy.