Image: Derek Jackson’s video work, "Perfect Kiss" (2007) evokes connection. Here, WWHDD take Jackson up on the offer by dancing; honoring him by mirroring his movements.
How do you feel in this place?
Tuesday, November 29
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public
Members of the What Would An HIV Doula Do? collective will discuss the group’s response to Art AIDS America, which closed recently at the Bronx Museum of Art (on view July 13–October 23, 2016). The touring exhibition is a landmark project looking at the history of artist responses to HIV/AIDS. It has also been the subject of much activism and critique around its narrow representation of artists of color, particularly black artists.
Working to bring attention to the activism and protest surrounding the traveling exhibition, the What Would An HIV Doula Do? collective, organized a series of evenings of movement and discussion led by artist Julie Tolentino, members of the WWHDD collective and friends. Out of these conversations came a plan to explore different ways of encountering and critiquing Art AIDS America. The collective’s response is documented on the website of Visual AIDS here.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.