Friday, December 1, 2023 2pm to 3pm
About this Event
The Harvard Art Museums are proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2023, by presenting Everyone I Know Is Sick, a program of five videos generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability.
The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes and Lili Nascimento (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa Medina and Ananias P. Soria (U.S.), and Kurt Weston (U.S.).
Inspired by a statement from Cyrée Jarelle Johnson in the book 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. Inviting us to understand disability as a common experience rather than an exception to the norm, the program highlights a range of experiences spanning HIV, COVID, mental health, and aging. The commissioned artists foreground the knowledge and expertise of disabled and sick people in a world still grappling with multiple ongoing pandemics.