The Whitney is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Chile/Spain), Charan Singh (India/UK), and George Stanley Nsamba (Uganda).

The program does not intend to give a comprehensive account of the global AIDS epidemic but provides a platform for a diversity of voices, offering insight into the divergent and overlapping experiences of people living with HIV around the world today. The six commissioned videos cover a broad range of subjects, such as the erasure of women living with HIV in South America, ineffective Western public health campaigns in India, and the realities of stigma and disclosure for young people in Uganda.

As the world continues to adapt to living with a new virus, COVID-19, these videos offer an opportunity to reflect on the resonances and differences between the two epidemics and their uneven distribution across geography, race, and gender.

All videos will be captioned in English. The panel discussion will also be captioned.

Please contact or call (646) 666-5574 to learn more or register.

The TRANSMISSIONS premiere will be followed by a panel discussion with the commissioned artists. Beginning December 1, the video program will be available to view on Visual AIDS’s website.

This event is free but registration is required. All videos in this program will be captioned.



Major support for Access Programs is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, GRoW @ Annenberg, and The Paul & Karen Levy Family Foundation.

Generous support is provided by the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and the Whitney’s Education Committee.

Charan Singh, They Called it Love, But Was it Love?, 2020. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020. Still courtesy Visual AIDS

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