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Visual AIDS
Day With(Out) Art São Paulo

Visual AIDS
Day With(Out) Art São Paulo

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1 December, 5:30 pm 

Hosted events / 2018

Visual AIDS presents ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS to

mark the 29th anniversary of Day With(out) Art. On World AIDS Day,

December 1, 1989, the first Day With(out) Art was created by Visual AIDS

as a national day of mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. 


ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS highlights the impact of

art in AIDS activism and advocacy today by commissioning short videos

from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY,

Positive Women’s Network – USA, 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 nationwide movement building, while considering the role

of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.

The program seeks to reflect the urgencies of today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic by pointing to pressing political concerns.


In their commissioned videos, organizations address intersecting issues including anti-Black violence, HIV criminalization, 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.


Program

17h30 

Book Launch: E se eu fosse puRa of Amara Moira and Putafeminista of Monique Prada. The launch will be followed by a talk with the authors. 


20h

Screening: Day With(Out)Art: ALTERNATIVE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS


21h

Talk with com Carué Contreiras



Day With(Out)Art

In 1989, to make the public aware that AIDS can touch everyone and to inspire positive action, Visual AIDS presented the first Day Without Art organizing museums and art institutions nationwide to cover up their artwork, darken their galleries, and even close for the day—to symbolically represent the chilling possibility of a future without art or artists. Since then, Day With(out) Art has grown into a collaborative annual project in which organizations worldwide present exhibitions, screenings and public programs to highlight work by HIV+ artists and artwork addressing current issues around the ongoing AIDS pandemic. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST

RISINGS is the 29th annual Day With(out) Art project.



Visual AIDS

Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS, and preserving the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.



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Nossa Voz is a publication by Casa do Povo. Literally “Our Voice,” the newspaper existed alongside the institution from 1947 to 1964, with texts in Yiddish and Portuguese and an editorial profile aligned with left wing ideals. It was shut down by the military dictatorship, which forced editor-in-chief Hersch Schechter and other contributors into exile. Relaunched in 2014, it continues to dialogue with its historical premises while rethinking its editorial directives.


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