Thursday, December 2, 2021
Sewn in Memory: AIDS Quilt Panels from Central Illinois, at the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, features over a dozen quilt panels originally made in the 1980s and early 1990s for the AIDS Memorial Quilt, in Washington, DC. Each of the panels commemorates a person who died of AIDS, or of an AIDS-related ailment.
For Day With(out) Art 2021, Visual AIDS will premiere eight short videos highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. These video works will screen continuously for four days Dec. 1-4 in the Collections Study Area on the lower level.
A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing is the first career spanning exhibition and publication of Fishman’s works on paper from 1964 to the present. The project includes more than 100 works from the artist’s archive that have rarely been exhibited alongside significant institutional and private loans.
Hal Fischer (United States, b. 1950) is a gay conceptual photographer and an alumnus (BFA ’73) of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Hal Fischer Photographs: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics presents a first full retrospective of his work, showcasing all his photographic series, which were created in San Francisco during the late 1970s—the heyday of gay liberation
Join us for a discussion with Assistant Professor Nic Flores and Emeritus Professor Paula Treichler, who will present on culture and meaning as it relates to this year’s Day With(out) Art program ENDURING CARE which centers stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity while pointing to the negligence of governments and non-profits.