For almost a decade, Art for AIDS International has been hosting visual art workshops to educate young people about HIV and to engage them in the global AIDS response. After over 300 workshops with over 10,000 young people in 7 countries, Art for AIDS has begun to feature and sell this powerful body of student […]
The following post originally appeared on North Star Alliance’s blog: “Driving the AIDS Response through Art” on 10 August 2011. On 26-29 July, North Star Alliance teamed up with Art for AIDS International to pilot a series of innovative visual-arts-based HIV workshops with truck drivers and sex workers in the community of Beitbridge, Zimbabwe. These workshops, […]
To highlight the essential role of this medium, a new exhibit featuring 153 AIDS awareness posters has recently opened at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This exhibit, entitled Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of AIDS Awareness Posters, 1985-2010, features unique works of art drawing on local language, culture, and design that espouse a universally applicable message about a need to acknowledge, discuss, and prevent the spread of HIV.
Over the past 10 years both my professional pursuit and academic research has focused largely on exploring links between ‘the arts’ and social transformation. As a result, my multiple roles as a graduate student, not-for-profit sector member, musician, and activist have exposed me to some of the various ways art can be used both as a space […]
Over this past weekend, however, many Simpson’s fans would have noticed a darker-than-usual opening sequence that seemed to offer a poignant critique of consumer culture and perhaps an even more poignant critique of Fox.