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Wed 12/11/19

Screening: Day With(out) Art

STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art

Join us for a special screening in the backroom of Cactus Club.
This event is free. Space is limited and registration is encouraged.

For the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS presents STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

The seven short videos range in subject from anti-stigma work in New Orleans to public sex culture in Chicago, highlighting pioneering AIDS activism and staging intergenerational conversations. Recalling Gregg Bordowitz’s reminder that “The AIDS Crisis is still beginning,” the video program resists narratives of resolution or conclusion, considering the continued urgency of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories from the past three decades.

A presentation of The Wrong Whole, with the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival and Cactus Club

Accessibility Note:
All videos will be screened with captions. The program contains sexually explicit content. In addition one of the seven videos contains several minutes of rapid flashing. Wheelchair ramp is available on the north side of the building at the end of the driveway. However, the restrooms are currently not ADA compliant.

Philip Yenawine, a member of the nonprofit group, Visual Aids, and Director of Education at Moma recalls the first Day Without Art in response to the AIDS crisis in 1989.

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2496 S. Wentworth Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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