Day With(out) Art 2021: ENDURING CARE
For Day With(out) Art 2021, Visual AIDS presents ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting community care strategies in the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program includes newly commissioned works 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 the history of harm reduction and prison activism to the long-term effects of HIV drugs, ENDURING CARE focuses on stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity, while highlighting the neglect of governments and nonprofit organizations. The title of the program suggests a double meaning, honoring the perseverance and commitment of caregivers, but also evoking the potential for harm caused by drugs and providers. ENDURING CARE challenges the assumption that an epidemic can be solved by drugs alone, making community work a sustainable form of medicine.
The artists in this year’s program were selected through an open call process juried by Ivy Arce, Jean Carlomusto, Thomas Allen Harris and Mathew Rodriguez