Perfect Lovers. Art in the Time of AIDS, an ArtAids exhibition in Barcelona
From 02/10/2014 until 24/01/2015 the ArtAids Foundation and the Fundació Suñol in Barcelona present Perfect Lovers. Art in the Time of AIDS, a project curated by Hilde Teerlinck, former director of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, that brings to the Fundació Suñol a selection of works by international artists who have worked or continue to work closely with issues related to AIDS. They are works that seek to provoke a reaction in the face of AIDS and to raise awareness of this unfortunately widespread and devastating illness.

The exhibition Perfect Lovers opens up new paths and new approaches for interacting with our environment, and allows us to share with everyone an experience that cannot fail to move us all.

Artists: Derek Jarman, Pepe Espaliú, Peter Hujar, Robert Gober, General Idea, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, Eulàlia Valldosera, Keren Cytter and Willem de Rooij.

Fundació Suñol
Passeig de Gràcia 98, Barcelona
Monday to Friday,
11.00-14.00 and 16.00-20.00.
Saturday, 16.00-20.00.
Closed on Sunday
and holidays.

Fundació Suñol

Image:Robert Mapplethorpe, Lily, 1984
Perfect Lovers. Art in the Time of AIDS, an ArtAids exhibition in Barcelona                              

The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.