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Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS

Presented by Visual AIDS

In partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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For Day With(out) Art 2020, Visual AIDS presents TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), George Stanley Nsamba (Uganda), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Chile/Spain), and Charan Singh (India/UK).

The program does not intend to give a comprehensive account of the global AIDS epidemic, but provides a platform for a diversity of voices from beyond the United States, offering insight into the divergent and overlapping experiences of people living with HIV around the world today. The six commissioned videos cover a broad range of subjects, such as the erasure of women living with HIV in South America, ineffective Western public health campaigns in India, and the realities of stigma and disclosure for young people in Uganda.

As the world continues to adapt to living with a new virus, COVID-19, these videos offer an opportunity to reflect on the resonances and differences between the two epidemics and their uneven distribution across geography, race, and gender.

TRANSMISSIONS will premiere on November 30 at 6pm EST on a special online platform designed by artist Glen Fogel. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the commissioned artists, moderated by Jih-Fei Cheng.

The videos will be screened with English subtitles, and live English captioning will be available during the panel discussion. A recording of the discussion will be posted online after the event.

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Beginning December 1, the video program will be available to view online at visualaids.org/transmissions.

TRANSMISSIONS will also screen in 30+ locations around the world, both online and in-person. See here for a growing list of screening locations.

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The online premiere of TRANSMISSIONS is presented in partnership with Whitney Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and supported by The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), Arts Research Center (Berkeley, CA), The Corner at Whitman-Walker (Washington, DC), David Bethuel Jamieson Studio House and Archives at Walbridge (Washington, DC), Esker Foundation (Calgary, Canada), Florida Department of Health - Leon (Tallahassee, Florida), Freedman Gallery, Albright College (Reading, PA), Georgetown University Art Galleries (Washington, DC), The Grand Cinema (Tacoma, WA), Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA), Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services (Ithaca, NY), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (New York, NY), Light Work (Syracuse, NY), Mead Art Museum (Amherst, MA), Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego, CA), Public Space One (Iowa City, IA), Queens Museum (Queens, NY), Queer Resource Center of The Claremont Colleges (Claremont, CA), RISD Museum (Providence, RI), Rockland County Pride Center (Nyack, NY), School of the Art Institute of Chicago Galleries (Chicago, IL), Schwules Museum Berlin (Berlin, Germany), SFMOMA's Open Space (San Francisco, CA), Staedelschule (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland (College Park, MD), Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX), University Art Museum and Gender & Sexuality Studies Gender Studies at NMSU (Las Cruces, NM), University Galleries (Normal, IL), University Museums, Colgate University (Hamilton, NY), Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College (Davidson, NC), Victoria Arts Council (Victoria, BC), Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Winnipeg, Canada).

Visual AIDS is partnering with museums, galleries, universities, and organizations around the world to observe Day With(out) Art by presenting TRANSMISSIONS on/around December 1, World AIDS Day. If you are interested in participating, please email Kyle Croft, Programs Director, at [email protected].