Seven videos will be played on loop at the High Museum of Art on World Aids Day (December 1). The videos will explore stories of HIV and AIDS, created from the perspective of artists with HIV across the globe.
Entitled Being & Belonging, the exhibit is a partnership between the High Museum of Art and Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2022. Visual AIDS’ mission is to utilizes art to fight AIDS, by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving their legacy, as well as their artworks.
The program features newly commissioned work by Camila Arce (Argentina), Davina “Dee” Conner and Karin Hayes (United States), Jaewon Kim (South Korea), Clifford Prince King (United States), Santiago Lemus and Camilo Acosta Huntertexas (Colombia), Mikiki (Canada), and Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry (México).
This diverse collective of artists have all created individual videos for the exhibition, with the seven short videos all set to take over the lobby of the Museum’s Anne Cox Chambers Wing on World AIDS Day.
From navigating their sex-lives to confronting stigma and isolation, several themes will be touched throughout the works that center on what life is like as a HIV+ artist. For more information on this exhibit, click here.
Being & Belonging will be on display at the High Museum of Art’s Anne Cox Chambers Wing on December 1. The High will screen the films back to back from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In other news from the High Museum of Art, there’s an unmissable photography exhibition on display until mid-February 2023 entitled Deana Lawson. The exhibit delves into the work of the legendary photographer, that conjures photographs connected to Black identities and culture. For more information on this incredible exhibition, click here or the link below.