Drop in throughout the afternoon for compelling short videos showing on a loop in the gallery from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. The videos were commissioned by Visual Aids for this year’s Day With(out) Art: ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, which highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism and advocacy today.
The program represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS seeks to reflect the persisting urgencies of today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic by pointing to pressing and intersecting political concerns, including HIV criminalization, Big Pharma, homelessness, and the disproportionate effects of HIV on marginalized communities. At a moment of growing interest in the histories of AIDS activism, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS foregrounds contemporary engagements between activists, artists, and cultural workers on the front lines.
A square from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will also be on display.
Presented in collaboration with IC Red Week.