Still Beginning

  • December 1, 2019 / 19:00
  • December 6, 2019 / 21:00

I Remember Dancing, Nguyen Tan Hoang, 2019, 5' 15''
I'm Still Me, Iman Shervington, 2019, 7' 43''
(eye, virus), Jack Waters, Victor F.M. Torres, 2019, 7' 09''
Much handled things are always soft, Derrick Woods-Morrow, 2019, 8' 36''
The Lie, Carl George, 2019, 5' 59''
Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution, Viva Ruiz, 2019, 7' 31''
Beat Goes On, Shanti Avirgan, 2019, 8' 52''

For the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS presents Still Beginning, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

The seven short videos range in subject from anti-stigma work in New Orleans to public sex culture in Chicago, highlighting pioneering AIDS activism and staging intergenerational conversations. Recalling Gregg Bordowitz’s reminder that “THE AIDS CRISIS IS STILL BEGINNING,” the video program resists narratives of resolution or conclusion, considering the continued urgency of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories from the past three decades.

This program’s screenings are free admissions. Drop in, no reservations. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

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They are lost to vision altogether

They are lost to vision altogether

(In) Visible Women

(In) Visible Women

Sea in the Blood

Sea in the Blood

I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard

I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard

Still Beginning

Still Beginning

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His mother, Gemma Cervetto, was from a family of Genoa origin, but most likely she was born in Izmir. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.