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Day With(out) Art 2021: ENDURING CARE
To honor World AIDS Day, University Galleries of Illinois State University will host a screening of ENDURING CARE and a presentation by Alexander Martin, artist and outreach specialist for Central Illinois Friends, on Wednesday, December 1 from 3-5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
University Galleries is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features newly commissioned work by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, Beto Pérez, Steed Taylor, and J Triangular and the Women’s Video Support Project.
From histories of harm reduction and prison activism to the long-term effects of HIV medication, ENDURING CARE centers stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity while pointing to the negligence of governments and non-profits. The program’s title suggests a dual meaning, honoring the perseverance and commitment of care workers yet also addressing the potential for harm from medications and healthcare providers. ENDURING CARE disrupts the assumption that an epidemic can be solved with pharmaceuticals alone, recasting community work as a lasting form of medicine.
This event will include information about resources available to those affected by HIV in the Bloomington-Normal community. Partners include Central Illinois Friends, Prairie Pride Coalition, Planned Parenthood, McLean County Health Department, and Positive Health Solutions. Informational materials about these organizations will be available as well. Find a full list of Day With(out) Art participating organizations on the Visual AIDS website.
Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
University Galleries, a unit in the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts, is located at 11 Uptown Circle, Suite 103, at the corner of Beaufort and Broadway streets. Parking is available in the Uptown Station parking deck located directly above University Galleries.
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