For World AIDS Day, The Warhol and Visual AIDS present a video screening for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art. This year’s program, STILL BEGINNING, features videos covering broad subject matter from anti-stigma work in New Orleans to public sex culture in Chicago. STILL BEGINNING features new work by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow. Visual AIDS is a non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
Responding to the exhibition Andy Warhol: Revelation, artist Jordan Eagles will create Illuminations, a light installation within the museum galleries. Working with blood donated from members of the LGBTQ+ community, the artist will project images directly onto Andy Warhol’s paintings in order to address the stigma of HIV, the FDA’s discriminatory ban on blood donation by gay men, and the value of human life. Eagles is a New York-based artist who has been exploring the aesthetics and ethics of blood as an artistic medium since the late 1990s.
The Allies for Health + Wellbeing will be providing information and services for individuals living with, or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections.
Free video screening; Illuminations is free with museum admission.