ICA is proud to be a participating institution in ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, the 29th iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Highlighting the impact of art in contemporary AIDS activism and advocacy, the program features new short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. These videos will be screened all day in ICA’s auditorium.
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS seeks to reflect the persisting urgencies of today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, including HIV criminalization, Big Pharma, homelessness, and the disproportionate effects of HIV on marginalized communities. At a moment of growing interest in the histories of AIDS activism, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS foregrounds contemporary engagements between activists, artists, and cultural workers on the front lines.
Following the screenings, ICA will host Abdul-Aliy Muhammad of Philadelphia’s Black and Brown Collective and Jose de Marco of ACT UP Philadelphia for a conversation on the intersections of AIDS activism and advocacy and community organizing for people of color.
View all the videos from ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS here.
Download a printable resource guide with descriptions of each video, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading here.
Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS for Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art 2018. Logo design by Nelson Santos.
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