A screening of seven new videos by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters, and Derrick Woods-Morrow, commissioned by Visual AIDS to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of Day With(out) Art. These artists will consider the continuing presence of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories of art and activism from the past three decades.
In 1989, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art, a call to the art world for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. Every year since, Visual AIDS has coordinated and publicized events at museums, universities, and arts organizations to highlight the ongoing urgency of the epidemic.
The artists for Day With(out) Art 2019 were chosen from an open call for proposals reviewed by Kenyon Farrow (Senior Editor at The Body), Alexandra Juhasz (Chair of the Film Department, Brooklyn College), Lucas Michael (Visual AIDS Artist+ Member and Board Member), and Lauren Zelaya (Assistant Curator, Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum).