Day With(out) Art 2023, Everyone I Know Is Sick
The RISD Museum is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art 2023 for a presentation of Everyone I Know Is Sick, a screening of six short videos that connect HIV with other forms of illness and disability.
Inspired by a statement by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson in Black Futures, Everyone I Know Is Sick examines how our society excludes disabled and sick people by upholding a false dichotomy of health and sickness. The videos invite us to understand disability as a common experience rather than an exception to the norm by highlighting a range of experiences from diagnoses of HIV and COVID to mental health and aging. The commissioned artists foreground disabled and ill people and their knowledge in a world still grappling with multiple ongoing pandemics.
Free. Registration requested for this in-person program.
The artists in this year’s program were selected through an open call process juried by writer Kimberly Drew and artists Marguerite Van Cook, Charan Singh, and Pato Hebert. Artists include: Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa, Medina & Ananias P. Soria (USA), Vasilios Papapitsios (USA), and Kurt Weston (USA)
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.