Krannert Art Museum is hosting a two-day screening of short films commissioned by Visual AIDS as part of the 29th Annual Day With(out) Art: ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, highlighting the impact of art in AIDS activism & advocacy.
The films were created by six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY.
The program represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS seeks to reflect the persisting urgencies of today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic by pointing to pressing and intersecting political concerns, including HIV criminalization, Big Pharma, homelessness, and the disproportionate effects of HIV on marginalized communities.
At a moment of growing interest in the histories of AIDS activism, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGSforegrounds contemporary engagements between activists, artists, and cultural workers on the front lines.