Presentation by Aimar Arriola w/ Julian De Mayo
Visual Aids and Residency Unlimited present a Seminar showcasing Aimar Arriola‘s recent collaborative research and curatorial projects address these issues like the aesthetic and performative production around AIDS in the “global South” with a focus on selected case studies from Spain and Latin America. In this presentation, Aimar will share some reflections and visuals that constitute an archive in progress.
He is joined by Julian De Mayo who is currently researching the demonstrations, media, lives, and legacy of the Latino Caucus of ACT UP New York. Together, they will share meaningful experiences and materials that aim to acknowledge the practices around AIDS often overlooked in the English-speaking world and enrich our understanding of contemporary visuality at large.
(*) Statement of the seminar “Campceptualisms of the South” (MACBA, Barcelona, Nov 2012), directed by Preciado.
Aimar Arriola’s residency is made possible and co-sponsored within the framework of the collaboration between RU and Visual Aids.
Tuesday April 15, 2014
6:30pm – Free and open to the public
Aimar Arriola is the 2014 Residency Unlimited & Visual AIDS Curator in residence.
Julian De Mayo is an M.A. Candidate in Media Studies at The New School and is a Member of the research-group Democratizing the Archive, also at The New School. He recently organized Presente! at the NYPL, a two-panel program dedicated to telling the ongoing story of Latino AIDS activism in New York City.
Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.