Thursday, December 4, 2014
Day With(out) Art began on December 1, 1989, as a national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. It has grown into a collaborative project in which an estimated 8,000 national and international museums, galleries and art centers use art to fight AIDS through dialogue and acknowledgement of those who have battled or continue to battle this pandemic. To honor the 25th year of Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS is commissioning seven artists/collaboratives—Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian and Julie Tolentino——to create new short videos about the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic, focusing on the issues of today. Please join us for a screening of the seven short videos commissioned by Visual AIDS New York.
Lyle Ashton Harris’ work can be found in the Nasher Museum’s exhibition Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting. The screening takes place after “Gallery Tour: Duke Couples in Dialogue about Rauschenberg and Artists in the Collection” at 6 PM.
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Lyle Ashton Harris, Untitled (Oak Bluffs) from the series The Watering Hole, 1996. Duraflex photograph, edition 2/6, 48 x 44 inches (121.9 x 111.8 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Promised gift of Blake Byrne (T’57), L.4.2007.10. © Lyle Ashton Harris. Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery, New York, New York.