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How do you feel in this place?

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
6:30–8pm
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 event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with WWHDD in the subject line.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

November 29, 2016

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

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What Would An HIV Doula Do?

What Would An HIV Doula Do? is collective of artists, activists, academics, chaplains, doulas, healthcare practitioners, nurses, filmmakers, AIDS Service Organization employees, dancers, community educators, and others from across the HIV spectrum joined in response to the ongoing AIDS crisis. We understand a doula as someone in community who holds space for others during a time of transition. For us, HIV is a series of moments in someone’s life that does not start with diagnosis nor end with treatment or death. The collective organizes around testing, culture, and against HIV criminalization. The collective organizes around testing, culture, and against HIV criminalization. Foundational to our process is asking questions. hivdoula.tumblr.com


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