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At a time in the post-Modern discourse when the political and the esthetic are all but separate, the window installation Let the Record Show . . . by ACT-UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) has been especially welcome. Throughout history, political groups have continually made use of art as a means of disseminating their ideology, for art has never been beyond the reach of a cause, sympathetic or otherwise.

ACT-UP is a radical, grass-roots, positive-action organization dedicated to developing political and medical justice during the AIDS crisis. This nonpartisan New York group meets weekly to plan ways of combatting the “silence” and/or hostility with which the highest representatives of the United States government have addressed the issue. The visually striking multi-media work combined electronic media, photography, sculptural elements, and text in a visually forceful presentation

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