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Day With(out) Art 2023: Everyone I Know Is Sick

Event Type
Film Screening
KAM and Visual AIDS
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign | On the lower level, KAM Auditorium
Dec 1, 2023 - Dec 2, 2023   All Day
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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.

The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria (USA), and Kurt Weston (USA).

Inspired by a statement from Cyrée Jarelle Johnson in the book Black Futures, Everyone I Know Is Sick examines how our society excludes disabled and sick people by upholding a false dichotomy of health and sickness. Inviting us to understand disability as a common experience rather than an exception to the norm, the program highlights a range of experiences spanning HIV, COVID, mental health, and aging. The commissioned artists foreground the knowledge and expertise of disabled and sick people in a world still grappling with multiple ongoing pandemics.

KAM will show this year's videos in a looped presentation all day on World AIDS Day Friday, Dec 1 and Saturday, Dec 2 in the KAM Auditorium on the lower level of the museum.

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