Day With(out) Art 2022: Being & Belonging

Seven new artist videos centering the emotional realities of living with HIV today

Screening at 100+ institutions around the world on/around December 1, World AIDS Day

Featuring work by:
Camila Arce
Clifford Prince King
Jaewon Kim
(South Korea)
Jhoel Zempoalteca & La Jerry
Davina “Dee” Conner & Karin Hayes
Santiago Lemus & Camilo Acosta Huntertexas

From navigating sex and intimacy to confronting stigma and isolation, Being & Belonging centers the emotional realities of living with HIV today. How does living with HIV shift the ways that a person experiences, asks for, or provides love, support, and belonging? The seven videos are a call for belonging from those that have been stigmatized within their communities or left out of mainstream HIV/AIDS narratives.

Learn more about the commissioned videos here.

New York City Premiere

Whitney Museum of American Art

Weds November 30, 7PM

Join Visual AIDS for the New York City premiere of Being & Belonging at the Whitney Museum. The screening will be followed by a conversation with artists Mikiki and Jaewon Kim, moderated by Kyle Croft. RSVP HERE

Los Angeles Hybrid Premiere

MOCA LA + The Studio Museum in Harlem

Sat December 3, 4PM PT / 7PM ET

Join us in Los Angeles for an in-person screening of Being & Belonging at MOCA LA, followed by a conversation with Clifford Prince King and Davina "Dee" Conner, moderated by Blake Paskal. Presented in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem, the screening and conversation will also be livestreamed.

Additional New York Event:

The Many Lives of Visual AIDS's Day With(out) Art

Museum of Modern Art

Thu December 1, 6:30PM

MoMA presents a curated selection of our video commissions from the past nine years, including work by Derrick Woods-Morrow, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Brontez Purnell, Rhys Ernst, and Shanti Avirgan. This special presentation will screen in-person on Dec 1 and through MoMA's Virtual Cinema from Dec 1–15.

100+ More Screenings Worldwide!

On and around December 1, World AIDS Day, Being & Belonging will screen for free at 100+ art museums, universities, AIDS organizations, and other art institutions worldwide. To find a screening near you, visit the growing list of screenings on our website here.

There is still time to organize a Day With(out) Art presentation in your community! If you are interested in participating, please register here or contact Kyle Croft at kcroft@visualaids.org.