6. Day With(out) Art: Radiant Presence

Day With(out) Art: Radiant Presence is a digital slideshow with images from the Visual AIDS’ Artist+Registry, which is the largest database of works by artists with HIV/AIDS. The artwork features artists living with HIV/AIDS and those who are no longer with us. For the 26th annual Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS has partnered with art institutions, AIDS service organizations and universities for screenings and public programs to highlight Radiant Presence internationally.

Visual AIDS has also coordinated large-scale outdoor projections of Radiant Presence in highly visible public locations in New York City (in numerous locations), San Francisco and Miami (during Art Basel) for December 1. The Radiant Presence video will also premiere on Visual AIDS’ website on December 1.

Day with(out) Art: Radiant Presence is meant to provoke conversation about HIV criminalization and stigma, access to treatment, the shifting demographics of people living with HIV and the disproportionate effect of the epidemic on communities of color and trans-women. Public screenings of Radiant Presence in our area will be at the following locations on December 1:

BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn from 5-7 pm, a looping gallery presentation will play before a peer driven program, “Conversation with Mark Segal and David Carter.”

Columbia University School of the Arts, Dodge Hall Lobby, 2960 Broadway, looping video presentation

The Apollo Theater, End AIDS 2020 Coalition, 253 West 125th Street, looping theater presentation

Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street, looping video presentation in cafeteria and select monitors throughout the school from 10 am – 6 pm

Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, entrance lobby, looping video presentation on two street-level monitors 8 am to Noon

Radiant Presence was inspired by the 25th Anniversary of Electric Blanket, the epic slide-show about AIDS, which intersperses the work of over 200 photographers with slide texts that include demographics, data, and slogans about AIDS worldwide. The slide-show, initially projected on the facade of Cooper Union on December 1, 1990, was later projected on public walls and buildings internationally. Radiant Presence will also be shown later in December at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and other institutions. A full list can be found here.