For the fourth time, on Wednesday, December 1, The Arsenał Municipal Gallery joins the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem and MOCA in Los Angeles in celebrating World AIDS Day. We will screen films from this year's Visual AIDS and discuss current issues of HIV and AIDS prevention in Poland.
Prepared to mark Day With(out) Art, the new film program Visual AIDS: ENDURING CARE explores environmental nursing strategies during the ongoing HIV epidemic. This edition will feature work by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, Beto Pérez, Steed Taylor, J Triangular and Women's Video Support Project.
Covering topics as diverse as damage reduction and penitentiary activism to long-term effects of antiretroviral drugs intake, this year's program explores stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity while highlighting the failings of governments and nonprofit organizations. The presumption that epidemics can only be terminated by pharmacology is also challenged: community work proves to be the only cure with prolonged effect.
photo Beto Pérez, In the Future, 2021. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021. Still courtesy of Visual AIDS