Shan Kelley, “With Curators Like These, Who Needs A Cure,” 2015
World AIDS Day is held on December 1 worldwide each year. This is a day when people from all around the globe show support for those living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died. We celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and we look to expand access to prevention, treatment and care services. There are many events scheduled for Worlds AIDS Day today in New York City. We have put a list together of a few events in keeping with this year’s theme, “The Time To Act Is Now.” We invite you to add your events under comments.
For World AIDS Day, POBA, along with a coalition of HIV/AIDS organizations, including Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), LifeBEAT: Music Fights AIDS, and Visual AIDS have joined together to provide a permanent online platform to honor and showcase the creative legacies of a generation of artists lost to AIDS, and to promote AIDS awareness.
The platform, Art Lives, will kick-off on World AIDS Day, December 1, with online exhibits of works by seven artists from music, design and the visual arts worlds, whose lives were cut short by AIDS. This will be a permanent exhibit and artists from all genres will be added in the coming months by nomination from other HIV/AIDS organizations and the public.
The public can participate in Art Lives campaign by nominating exceptional artists lost to AIDS in the field of visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, design, film, music and object arts, or by creating an online gallery showcasing their work. To nominate an artist for Art Lives, go to POBA Nominate A Great here.