After our call for expressions of interests from artists and performers earlier this year, the following artistic works were selected to be part of our online gallery.
These photo exhibitions, documentaries, and video performances represent communities and key populations from every part of the world. We encourage you to take your time and listen to these important stories from sex workers, people who use drugs, people living with HIV, and members of our many intersecting communities.
This virtual film festival celebrates the fierce activism of sex workers as they fight to defend their health and rights, while addressing HIV/AIDS in the context of ongoing pandemics of COVID-19 and police brutality targeting Black lives, as well as the global uprisings and community care lifting up the most vulnerable among us. This series, curated by Monica Jones, Bambi Katsura, Laura Kane, Carol Leigh, Laura Murray, AK Saini, PJ Starr, strives to put together a program with films from all over the world.
“Yeki Hambe – Let it Go” is the second production created by the SW Theatre SA and combines physical theatre and story telling as a way for the performers to share their experiences related to sex work as well as other aspects of their lives related to the theme of wellness.
This exhibition highlights some of the successes and lessons learnt in ten years of the Bridging The Gaps Program through photos of community activists, advocates, healthcare workers and peer educators. The results of 10 years of community empowerment and community leadership is central to these success stories.
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Clan-destine is an exhibition of art and photography hosted by Gateway Health Institute that tells the stories of African LGBTIQ+ people. The exhibition aims to create awareness, not only of the hardships and lack of access to justice faced by African LGBTIQ+ people, but also of love and defiant sexiness in the face of adversity.
This exhibition presents a series of works from ANKH Association (Arab
Network for Knowledge about Human rights) and Brazilian social artist Alberto Pereira Jr. It explores the situation of people living with HIV in Egypt and Brazil, seeking to discuss and resignificate social stigmas related to the disease.
Dutch community artist Sander van Bussel is tattooing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 6773 people around the world. One character – one person.
This Declaration, starting with ‘All human beings are born free and equal’ defines the moral principles of being human in 30 articles, containing 6773 letters. Together this tattooed community will carry this Declaration through-out their lives, for a lifetime. The tattoo is not only a self-reminder, this community spreads these words by talking about their tattoo.
The work of collectives and networks of people who use drugs has largely remained under-explored and undocumented. This film by INPUD and Drugreporter will be presented in 10 chapters released weekly, It documents how the movements of people who use drugs have formed around the world, how we maintain momentum and mobilize, and how we undertake our work and show resilience in a context of criminalization, marginalization, and oppression.
In "A HIV journey" we see Eliane Becks Nininahazwe transform from fear and shame, through acceptance, towards fighting stigma to break taboos. This journey is a source of inspiration and hope for HIV activists and people living with HIV. The film also aims to influence and push key decision-makers to take action to address HIV stigma.