Before he died of AIDS at age 38 in 1996, Felix Gonzalez-Torres made art about giving. He piled candies for the taking
—modest placebos to sweeten a time marked by pain and loss as he, his friends, and his great love, Ross, were dying. As visitors interacted with his art, it disappeared.
His first comprehensive monograph comes out this year, with writings from Miwon Kwon
, who curated at the Whitney Museum when Gonzalez-Torres was active in New York. Tonight, Kwon talks about his work. (Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect St, 726-5011. 7:30 pm, free