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Nationwide Day With(out) Art Initiative on World AIDS Day

In observance of World AIDS Day tomorrow, December 1, nationwide screenings of the film Untitled by Jim Hodges, Encke King, and Carlos Marques da Cruz will air in 55 arts organizations throughout the country and Canada—venues such as AMoA-Arthouse, Austin and Creative Time, New York will present the film. The screening, along with guides to prompt dialog about AIDS and HIV, were produced by Visual AIDS for the 22nd annual Day With(out) Art initiative, originally launched in 1989 “to mourn those we have lost and to promote a broader awareness of the crisis,” according to the mission statement.

Visual AIDS is a contemporary arts organization committed to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS by supporting artists living with HIV/AIDS and by presenting thought-provoking projects like Day With(out) Art. Day With(out) Art provides an art-related platform for the prevention HIV, as well as remembering the many who have died.

Untitled is a 60-minute non-linear montage of archival and pop footage recalling the passionate activism sparked by the early years of the AIDS crisis. A short clip of the film can be viewed here on Creative Time’s website.

Several organizations in New York will screen the film tomorrow, along with venues in California, including the Hammer Museum and REDCAT. Additional venues in the west include: Dennis Small Cultural Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder; AMoA-Arthouse, Austin; Houston Contemporary Art Museum; SMU in Dallas; Fort Worth Contemporary; and Felix Gonzales Torres billboards in New Jersey, San Antonio. Unfortunately, there are no screening locations in New Mexico.

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