Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art: Alternate Endings, Activist Risings, installation on Krannert Art Museum Response Wall, 2018.
On View
Nov 30, 2018–Dec 1, 2018
Lower level, Response Wall

Art responds to the world
You respond to the art
KAM responds to you

For thirty years, December 1 has been World AIDS Day, a dedicated day to show support and raise awareness for people living with HIV and AIDS, and a time to commemorate those lost to the AIDS crisis. KAM is
joining more than 100 cultural institutions in the United States and worldwide to feature this annual video program produced by Visual AIDS, a contemporary arts organization in New York (

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS is a program of short videos produced by community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network-USA, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL-NY. The program represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nationwide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.


These videos prompt us to ask, from anti-Black violence, HIV criminalization, homelessness, the disproportionate effects of HIV on marginalized communities, and the role of the art world in AIDS activism: what can we do to reduce the harm of HIV and end the AIDS crisis tomorrow?


Selected by Amy L. Powell