Day With(out) Art 2021

Day With(out) Art 2021 : ENDURING CARE

Wednesday, December 1

Sarasota High School Alumni Auditorium

Free for ALL

11-12 pm
1-2 pm
2-3 pm
5-8 pm

Sarasota Art Museum is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features newly commissioned work by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, Beto Pérez, Steed Taylor, and J Triangular and the Women’s Video Support Project.

Please join us Wednesday, December 1 for this free, one-hour program featuring these seven commissioned video works. The films can be viewed in the Sarasota High School Alumni Auditorium at the following times:

11-12 pm
1-2 pm
2-3 pm
5-8 pm


Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

View ENDURING CARE videos below:

Day With(out) Art 2021 : Evening Program

Wednesday, December 1

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

Free for ALL

5-8 pm

CAN Community Health + Sarasota Art Museum invite you to a complimentary evening honoring World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art.

 

This will be an evening of contemplation, community, and care. Day With(out) Art programs include musical performances by Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota, film viewings of ENDURING CARE, guest speakers, and the opportunity to experience Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ iconic work “Untitled” (L.A.) in the Museum’s Wendy G. Surkis & Peppi Elona Lobby.


Learn about Sarasota’s experience in the fight against HIV and AIDS.Jon Arterton, AIDS Activist; SWFL AIDS Memorial Quilt Display,The History of CAN Community Healthand Faces of HIV.

 

Bistro will be offering a limited menu. All food and beverages will be available to purchase.
Bars can accept credit cards only – no cash.

About Day With(out) Art

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Coinciding with the Word Health Organization’s World AIDS Day, Day With(out) Art recognizes the ongoing AIDS pandemic, encourages education about HIV infection, and celebrates those individuals lost and currently living with HIV.

 

When introduced in 1989, more than 800 arts organizations, museums, and galleries across the United States covered artworks and dimmed their lights to bring attention to HIV/AIDS. Day With(out) Art has evolved to highlight artists affected by HIV/AIDS and artworks and projects focused on the topic.

 

In honor of Day With(out) Art, we will be highlighting the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996, Cuba), who passed away from AIDS-related complications. Felix Gonzalez-Torres was an artist and activist. We celebrate Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ honesty and vulnerability with his works that leave space for us to see, think, and feel what is true to our own experience.

About CAN Community Health

CAN Community Health has been serving the needs of the HIV community in Florida and now the southern part of the country, since 1991. They are a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV, hepatitis C, STDs and other diseases. Their clinics offer medical, dental, psychological and lifestyle counseling to all patients, regardless of their financial situation, insurance status, or ability to pay.

About Enduring Care

Sarasota Art Museum is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features newly commissioned work by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, Beto Pérez, Steed Taylor, and J Triangular and the Women’s Video Support Project.

From histories of harm reduction and prison activism to the long-term effects of HIV medication, ENDURING CARE centers stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity while pointing to the negligence of governments and non-profits. The program’s title suggests a dual meaning, honoring the perseverance and commitment of care workers yet also addressing the potential for harm from medications and healthcare providers. ENDURING CARE disrupts the assumption that an epidemic can be solved with pharmaceuticals alone, recasting community work as a lasting form of medicine.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.