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Day With(out) Art

Thu, Dec 1, 2022

MAD Museum is proud to partner with the arts organization Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art on World AIDS Day in presenting an all-day screening of Being & Belonging, a program of seven short videos highlighting under-told stories of HIV and AIDS from the perspective of artists living with HIV across the world.

The program features newly commissioned work by Camila Arce (Argentina), Davina “Dee” Conner and Karin Hayes (USA), Jaewon Kim (South Korea), Clifford Prince King (USA), Santiago Lemus and Camilo Acosta Huntertexas (Colombia), Mikiki (Canada), and Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry (México).

From navigating sex and intimacy to confronting stigma and isolation, Being & Belonging centers the emotional realities of living with HIV today. How does living with HIV shift the ways that a person experiences, asks for, or provides love, support, and belonging? The seven videos are a call for belonging from those that have been stigmatized within their communities or left out of mainstream HIV/AIDS narratives.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based nonprofit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy— because AIDS is not over. Day Without Art was launched in 1989 as "a day of action and mourning" in which thousands of arts institutions and organizations around the world unify to demonstrate the power of art to raise awareness of the ongoing AIDS pandemic.

Image: Lxs dxs bichudas, 2022 (film still), Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry; commissioned by Visual AIDS for Being & Belonging

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