Faculty News | Day With(out) Art 2021: Enduring Care

Day With(out) Art 2021: Enduring CareThursday, December 2nd, 2021 | 5:30pm CTChazen Museum of Art | Zoom | Register herePlease join Professor Jill H. Casid for the virtual screening of ENDURING CARE at 5:30pm CT on Thursday, December 2nd as part of the Chazen Museum of Art’s Day With(out) Art 2021 in partnership with Visual AIDS. After the screening, Prof. Casid will be in conversation with Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad about visual activism, getting free, radical practices of care in community, the roles of erotic poetry and photography in relation to activist journalism, and forms of pleasure activism alongside grief and doula work and using discomfort and vulnerability as resistance.ENDURING CARE is a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features newly commissioned work by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, Beto Pérez, Steed Taylor, and J Triangular and the Women’s Video Support Project.Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey’s film, #Medstrike: Confronting the Non-Profit Industrial Complex is featured in ENDURING CARE. The film chronicles Muhammad’s successful 2017 medication strike against structural racism in the non-profit industry. Building on the work of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative Muhammad co-founded, Muhammad refused to take their HIV medication until Nurit Shein, then Executive Director of the Mazzoni Center (an LGBT health clinic in Philadelphia), was held accountable and fired for the failure to address systemic racism and abuse of the people living with HIV from the majority Black and Brown communities the non-profit claimed to serve.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.