Art AIDS America

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The first comprehensive overview of 30 years of art made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States

Robert Penn’s video reel “Art AIDS America Black Gay Men NYC Addendum 2016” will be included in the touring exhibit at The Bronx Museum of the Arts beginning July 13, 2016. My song My Brother is featured in this video reel.

The 12 minute 49 second reel contains two short works: First, a 79-second silent video projection design for the theatrical revival of PoMo Afro Homos’ Fierce Love recalls intense, culturally diverse activism in the early days of the epidemic; and Second, the 11 minute 30 second documentary remembers black LBGT writer-activists who spontaneously established Other Countries Black Gay Expression in 1986 because AIDS had already devastated the community of black and brown men who love men though most media only presented the white gay male as the face of AIDS.

Wednesday, July 13th, 6 – 8 p.m.

1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx, NY 10456

6:00pm: Open House begins – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

6:30pm: Performance of IN THE GARDEN OF MI AMIGO EL id. Choreographed by Arthur Aviles, Artistic Director at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and performed by Jonathan Gonzalez in the galleries

7:15pm: Performance by Artist/Choreographer David Thomson in the 2nd floor North Wing

The Keith Haring Foundation – Project Street Beat Mobile Medical Unit of Planned Parenthood of New York City will join us during the event.

Exhibition on view from July 14 to September 25, 2016