01 Dec 2021
18:00 — 21:00
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting Enduring Care, a video programme 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 programme’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.
There will also be panels from the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt on display. Each of the panels commemorates lives lost to the AIDS pandemic during the 1980s and 90s. It is a public naming of the names of loved ones lost, and a memorial for the many who died and went unnamed too. 2021 marks the fortieth anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV illnesses and deaths.
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.
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