2015 was an amazing year!
Visual AIDS presented over 40 public programs, events and exhibitions! There were so many amazing moments, that we thought we’d share a few highlights with you.
• Visual AIDS publishes Hugh Steers: The Complete Paintings,1983-1994, a beautiful book that preserves a legacy for future generations.
• Longtime friends and legendary activists Kate Bornstein, Miss Major, Jay Toole and Sheila Cunningham, tell it like it is on topics such as whitewashing Stonewall, Caitlyn Jenner, and HIV in the Trans community at Aging Fiercely While Trans.
• Working it at Visual AIDS workshops, including making paper Valentines at Love Positive Women, stuffing condom kits at Play Smart youth workshops, and building banners at My Body! My Rights!
• Packing the house at the new Whitney for Metaphors and Their Distemper: An Evening of Poetry and Prose with Morgan Bassichis, Gregg Bordowitz, Orlando Ferrand, Park McArthur, Stacy Szymaszek and Frederick Weston.
• Julie Ault’s speech leaves everyone laughing at VAVA VOOM!
• 99 luftballons are handed out by dozens of AIDS activists asking What is Undetectable? at the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival.
• Dancing our pants off at the Party Out of Bounds’ afterparty No Pants, No Problem!
• Jayne County and her cats skype in for TRANSISTERS & THE GODDESSES OF ROCK: A Celebration of Chloe Dzubilo and share in conversation with T De Long, Kathy Rey, Gyda Gash, Anohni, and Lia Gangitano.
• Watching the legendary Milton Garcia Ninja and Kia Labeija work the runway at In This House: AIDS, Art and Activism in the Vogue Ball Scene as part of our Party Out of Bounds exhibition programming.
• Radiant Presence reminds the world that AIDS IS NOT OVER for Day With(out) Art by projecting artwork onto iconic buildings in San Francisco, Miami and New York--including The Met, the Guggenheim, the Castro Theatre and the former site of St. Vincent’s Hospital.
AND THERE WAS SO MUCH MORE!
See a full list of 2015 events here.
Check out more pictures in the slideshow above or on Instagram and Facebook
Be sure to join us in 2016
Visual AIDS promises to bring you new and exciting programs including three new art exhibitions, the next series of our art/activist publication DUETS, new artist-designed AIDS awareness projects addressing women and HIV, and more public programs and workshops that examine the ongoing realities surrounding HIV/AIDS today.
Hope to see you at an upcoming event soon!
What was your favorite event of 2015?
What do you want to see more of?