Discussion » Art & Design » World AIDS day

  • Yuki Inés
    Yuki Inés wrote:

    Today is the World AIDS day, some of friends gonna gonna go to 798 district to have an activity called A Day Without Art at 4:30 pm...

    gonna go to take a look later ~

     

  • Kkg
    Kkg wrote:
    A Day Without Art?? what is it about??
  • Yuki Inés
    Yuki Inés wrote:

    normally it is a kinda activity from artists and gallaries, in World AIDS Day, all the galleries and musuems will be closed for several hours...to arouse the public attention on AIDS...

    but not sure about this time.

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)
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    Not sure how arts could be related to AIDS ... care to explain?
  • Yuki Inés
    Yuki Inés wrote:

    my opinion : AIDS is just a theme, concept and topic...artists use different works or activities to extend the theme...artists have different concerns on the social issue..AIDS is one of them. Only difference is A Day without Art is using activity on/against gallery, not a painting or an poem to express. 

    if u dont mind, there is an explaination from internet.

    On December 1, 1989, loss prompted artists in New York to organize the first "A Day Without Art." Some galleries closed their doors in mourning for the day or shrouded paintings. Theaters were silent and dark. Communities across the nation observed "A Day Without Art" with silence. And now, 12 years later, AIDS continues to levy a heavy toll in every community, and artists continue to remember there friends and lovers on December 1.

    During those first commemorations the idea of absence permeated the observations. In more recent years, the emphasis has shifted to the artists' responses to AIDS. On December 1, painters, poets, and performers serve as witnesses. They express the sentiments of our community and communicate our suffering in a tangible form. AIDS-related art not only chronicles this terrible disease, but asks: how can we translate this awareness into direct social action? "A Day Without Art" reminds us to vow an end to AIDS.

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)
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    I can never understand why only one day was chosen for something like this, does it mean that life goes back to normal tomorrow?

    In China, AIDS is such a hush hush that most life insurance policies dont even cover it ... you can go bankrupt with the cost of treatment ...
  • Yuki Inés
    Yuki Inés wrote:
    A day chosen is just chosen to make some issue politically/ socially identical and symbolic.
    We need symbols all the time to show warms, concerns, respect and other emotion. It is just like why we use a wooden thing(dont know how to say in English, memorial tablet?牌位)to respect and memorize our elder generation. Doesnt mean that wooden thing is our grandfather....

    yep,and most of the case is from drug , so it is a double social issue. Most of the art works related to AIDS, like Lu Nan's photography, is kinda invisible in public.
  • Yuki Inés
    Yuki Inés wrote:

    我也不知道阿。我就是想去看看是个什么情况。。。。

    因为是朋友组织的活动。

  • Kkg
    Kkg wrote:
    i got it. they strike today. :]]

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