Past Event: AIDS, Art and Activism Today
This event has passed.
In conjunction with the exhibition AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism, the Museum of the City of New York and Visual AIDS co-present a discussion between four distinguished artists, activists, and writers to explore the ongoing history of HIV/AIDS and the interconnections of art and activism. Speakers will present their work to explore the legacy of HIV/AIDS activism in the 1980s and 90s and its significance for ongoing efforts to combat stigma, change government policy, and support people living with HIV/AIDS today.
Avram Finkelstein, founding member of the Silence = Death Project, ACT UP, and Gran Fury
Kia LaBeija, multidisciplinary artist, HIV/AIDS activist, and Overall Mother of the House of LaBeija
Reed Vreeland, Director of Policy, Housing Works
Sarah Schulman (moderator), writer and activist
Reception and exhibition viewing to follow.