IDENTIFY ME: REFLECTING ON HIV/AIDS
GALLERIES  & , TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
ZOSIMA GALLERY (SAN MARCOS, TX)
Identify Me: Reflecting on HIV/AIDS
A one day exhibit commemorating World AIDS Day 2012.
A collective effort which highlights the multiplicity of meanings within/around HIV/AIDS and attendant social identities. The exhibition will be held on December 1st 2012, in the University Galleries  &  in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day.
This exhibition uses the concepts of identity, emotion, and information, and seeks to derive meaning from the AIDS pandemic which began in the 1980s to remind viewers that the pandemic is still on-going, and that people are still fighting for ethical treatment, and ultimately, their lives. We mean to show: how crucial information has been disseminated or withheld in regards to this crisis, emotional responses and their resonances within our class, and ultimately how these two processes interrelate to make up a socialized identity. Through the projection of videos and the construction of new works, we aim to show just how complex understandings of the pandemic are.
Zosima Gallery presents Probe, a one day exhibition and event that functions as an “installation + response” to a series of questions about HIV/AIDS.
Conceived by the PROBE Collective (Progressive Response on Bad Education), this exhibition will feature different forms of artwork that address current questions and concerns of HIV/AIDS. Conceptually, the work seeks to encourage viewers to genuinely consider what HIV/AIDS means in contemporary society, to both communities and individuals.
Probe hopes to tap into and further open up an ongoing dialogue about HIV/AIDS – to engage in some genuine concerns and questions about the HIV/AIDS, to meditate on the interpretation and meanings of the virus in creative and thoughtful ways, to educate, and to thereby overcome some of the persistent confusion about the virus.
Show may contain explicit material.