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Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS

August 25 – October 5, 2014


Co-curated by Ann M. Fox (Professor of English), David R. Wessner (Professor of Biology), Lia Newman (Gallery Director/Curator), and Rosemary Gardner (Gallery Assistant Curator), the works of art in Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS examine the visual representations of HIV/AIDS from science and art perspectives. The exhibition features 12 artists and a variety of media. Artists: Robert Farber, Keith Haring, Mike Hoolboom, Shan Kelley, Andrew McPhail, Frank Moore, Robert Sherer, Laura Splan, Carl Tandatnick, Frederick Weston, Jessica Whitbread, and Albert J. Winn.

The exhibition, programming, and publication were generously supported by the Herb Jackson and Laura Grosch Gallery Endowment, Davidson College Innovation Grant, Friends of the Arts, Public Lecture Committee, Biology Department, English Department, Gender Studies, The Health Education Center, Medical Humanities,  Communication Studies, and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation.

Image: Robert Farber, Altar #1, 1990, Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), Saint Louis University.



Lecture: Nelson Santos, Executive Director of Visual AIDS, will give a public lecture on curating the art of HIV/AIDS. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm, Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center.

Opening Reception: September 4, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm, with a short gallery talk at 6:00pm with artists Shan Kelley, Robert Sherer, and Jessica Whitbread, as well as Nelson Santos of Visual AIDS. Van Every Gallery, Belk Visual Arts Center.

Film Screening: How to Survive a Plague, a documentary about the history of ACT UP. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm, Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center.

Free HIV Screening: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:00-3:00pm, The Health Education Center (lower level of Student Health and Counseling Center) at Davidson College, sponsored by Mecklenburg County Health Department.

Theatre Performance: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!, a devised theatre piece with Davidson College students under the direction of Joan Lipkin, Bacca Artist-in-Residenc. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:00pm and 9:00pm, Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Building.

Lecture: Dr. Sallie Permar ’97, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Immunology, and Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center, will give a public lecture about her research on mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm, Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center.

Film Screening: The Other City, a documentary about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm, Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center.

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