Sheldon Museum of Art is proud to partner withÂ Visual AIDSÂ for Day With(out) Art 2022 by presentingÂ BEING & BELONGING, a program of seven short videos highlighting under-told stories of HIV and AIDS from the perspective of artists living with HIV across the world, onÂ December 1 (10 amâ€“4 pm)Â andÂ December 2 (10 amâ€“7 pm)Â in the museum’s auditorium.
The program features newly commissioned work by Camila Arce (Argentina), Davina â€œDeeâ€ Conner and Karin Hayes (USA), Jaewon Kim (South Korea), Clifford Prince King (USA), Santiago Lemus and Camilo Acosta Huntertexas (Colombia), Mikiki (Canada), and Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry (MÃ©xico).
From navigating sex and intimacy to confronting stigma and isolation,Â BEING & BELONGINGÂ centers the emotional realities of living with HIV today. How does living with HIV shift the ways that a person experiences, asks for, or provides love, support, and belonging? The seven videos are a call for belonging from those that have been stigmatized within their communities or left out of mainstream HIV/AIDS narratives.
The free, hour-long, looped program will be presented in Sheldon’s Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium during open hours December 1 (10 am-4 pm) and December 2 (10 am-7 pm). Information and resources from the Nebraska AIDS Project, University Health Center, and the LGBTQA+ Center will also be available.
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.