Enduring Care

A video pro­gramme high­light­ing strate­gies of com­mu­ni­ty care with­in the ongo­ing HIV epi­dem­ic, fea­tur­ing new­ly com­mis­sioned work.

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting Enduring Care, a video programme 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.

From histories of harm reduction and prison activism to the long-term effects of HIV medication, Enduring Care centers stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity while pointing to the negligence of governments and non-profits. The programme’s title suggests a dual meaning, honoring the perseverance and commitment of care workers yet also addressing the potential for harm from medications and healthcare providers. Enduring Care disrupts the assumption that an epidemic can be solved with pharmaceuticals alone, recasting community work as a lasting form of medicine.

As well as the videos there will be guest speakers from the Intercom Trust and The Eddystone Trust.

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.

FREE, all welcome and no need to book.

Part of a series of events programmed alongside Seen, showing at The Exchange until 8 Jan 2022.