Visual AIDS: Day With(out) Art
Monday, December 1, 2014

The Bronx Museum of the Arts proudly supports the 25th Anniversary of Day With(out) Art. This year, Visual AIDS comissioned seven videos from seven artists/collectives to be screened internationally on December 1, World AIDS Day.

Here, you may view Selections from the Ektachrome Archive 1986–1996 by Bronx-native Lyle Ashton Harris, an intimate snapshot of the artist's memories during the height of the AIDS crisis. Visit the Visual AIDS Vimeo page HERE to view all seven videos.



On December 1, 1989, Visual AIDS organized the first Day With(out) Art—a national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. To honor the 25th year of Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS is commissioning seven artists/collaboratives—Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino—to create new short videos to be screened internationally on/around December 1, 2014. Visual AIDS is partnering with approximately fifty sponsoring organizations and hosting venues to distribute ALTERNATE ENDINGS internationally.


ALTERNATE ENDINGS highlights the diverse voices of seven artists that use video to bring together charged moments and memories from their personal perspective amidst the public history of HIV/AIDS.

The short videos in ALTERNATE ENDINGS use a mix of found footage, live performance, still photos, and robotic cameras to weave together connections between personal stories and public memories. They share tales of love and breakups, sing songs of defiance, celebrate action, and remember those whom we have lost. Through these diverse stories we are invited to reflect upon our complex past as we envision divergent narratives and possibilities for the future, because AIDS IS NOT OVER.


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