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Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic
This symposium develops out of an oral history project of the same name undertaken by the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, focusing on memories of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and '90s and features conversations with artists, activists, and oral historians.
Welcome and introductory remarks by Kate Haw, Director of the Archives of American Art, Julia Gruen, Director of the Haring Foundation, and David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection.
Collective memory and individual narratives of the AIDS epidemic Moderator: Ted Kerr Speakers: Avram Finkelstein, Alexandra Juhasz , Sur Rodney (Sur), and James Wentzy
Hybrid responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis from individual artists Moderator: Cynthia Carr Speakers: Frank Holliday, Marguerite Van Cook, Fred Weston
Break (30 minutes)
Race, gender, and protest: lessons from AIDS activism Moderator: Alex Fialho Speakers: Joy Episalla, Julie Tolentino, Robert Vázquez-Pacheco, Carrie Yamaoka
Learning and remembering: interviewers respond Moderator: Liza Kirwin Speakers: Cynthia Carr, Alex Fialho, Ted Kerr, Svetlana Kitto This program is organized in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and is supported by The Keith Haring Foundation.
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