Screening: ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic by commissioning seven artists—Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden, and Brontez Purnell—to create new and innovative short videos. This video program is the 28th iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. (2017, 50 min.)
Day With(out) Art began on December 1, 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. This international recognition continues through the work of Visual AIDS. Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS is an arts organization committed to raising awareness and creating dialogue about HIV by producing and presenting project, exhibitions, public forums, and publications while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS.