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Join us for the 6th annual contemporary art and activism exhibition in response to the AIDS pandemic and HIV stigma.
This is the sixth year that the two Perth organisations Horsecross Arts and Perth College UHI have worked together on an annual exhibition exploring the global AIDS pandemic and the widespread HIV stigma. This year’s exhibition features Positive Negative (2017-18) – a participatory moving image work by artist and activist Mare Tralla alongside artworks on paper, canvas and screens by 40 students in Year 1 and 2 of Contemporary Art Practice and Visual Communications at Perth College UHI.
The title of this year’s exhibition Let’s End It is inspired by ongoing national campaign advocating to end HIV transmission, to end stigma, to end HIV-related discrimination. Just like the previous five annual exhibitions, Let’s End It explores the relationship between contemporary art and political activism posing the question – could a student exhibition in a regional contemporary art museum impact the nation-wide activism campaign?
Produced by Horsecross Arts and Perth College University of Highlands and Islands
In partnership with Perth Film Society, HIV Scotland, NHS Tayside, Terence Higgins Trust
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Image: Positive Negative (2017-18) by Mare Tralla. Installation view at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre. Courtesy the artist and Horsecross Arts museum collection of contemporary art. Featuring portraits of the participating students alongside the participating activists from ACT UP London and STOP AIDS London – the two groups committed to direct action to end the HIV-related stigma. Includes a self-portrait of artist and activist Mare Tralla who initiated the artwork and delivered a masterclass on art and activism at Perth College, UHI.
Wed 27 Nov: 10am - Tue 4 Dec: 6pm
EventDateVenueOther InfoTue 27 Nov: 10:00amTue 4 Dec: 6:00pm