December 1, 2018 marks the 29th anniversary of Day With(out) Art, a day of mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis.
On Friday, November 30th, as part of Day With(out) Art, CCS Bard will host a presentation of short film and video works which are held concurrently at dozens of art institutions and universities across the U.S. Day With(out) Art is organized annually by Visual AIDS, the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS awareness and creating dialogue around HIV issues today.
This year’s program, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, will be screened at CCS Bard on November 30, 2018 at 2:00pm in Classroom 102.
From Visual AIDS:
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism and advocacy today by commissioning compelling short videos 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 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.