Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Picturing a Day With(out) Art
Today, December 1st, marks the 23rd observance of Day With(out) Art, the art world’s way of observing World AIDS Day. At the time of that first observance in 1989, the AIDS epidemic and public awareness of its extent seemed to reach an apex. With greater understanding of the disease itself—enough to prevent it in many cases, but still not enough to find a cure—the disease that took so many lives during those days and nearly decimated a generation of great artists seems more of a product of that ‘80s era than something still taking lives today. In marking this day of remembrance, artists around the world want to remind us of the magnitude of what we have lost as well as what we have to gain by eliminating the disease. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Picturing a Day With(out) Art."
[Image: Movie poster for Untitled, a film to be screened nationwide on December 1st, 2011. A list of screening locations can be found here. The trailer can be found here.]