Skip to content




“LIFE WITH VIRUS”: Teiji Furuhashi in New York

Teiji Furuhashi and Bubu de la Madeleine in Dumb Type’s S/N (1994). Courtesy of Dumb Type. Photograph by Kazuo Fukunaga.

Time & Location

April 30, 8pm EDT


For the eighth International Curatorial Residency with Japanese curator Sho Akita, Visual AIDS presents an online conversation about the work and activism of Japanese artist Teiji Furuhashi (1960–1995), a founding member of the performance collective Dumb Type and an outspoken AIDS activist in Japan.

This program brings together friends of Teiji Furuhashi from Japan and the U.S. to shed light on the cultural exchange that he facilitated between New York and Kyoto. Participants include the renowned artist and sex worker advocate Bubu de la Madeleine, composer Toru Yamanaka (aka DJ Lala), and the curator Barbara London, who acquired Furuhashi’s work for the Museum of Modern Art. Moderated by Sho Akita.

From April 26 to May 9, Visual AIDS will host a special online presentation of Dumb Type’s 1994 performance S/N, a provocative response to the AIDS crisis in Japan. A private screening link for the 90 minute video will be emailed to attendees who RSVP for this event. This is the first time that documentation of S/N has been presented online.

Click here to register. Visit the Visual AIDS website to learn more about the event.

This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

  • Featured