Drawing the Line Against AIDS

 

Drawing the Line Against AIDS was an interdisciplinary and international conference concerning the history and impact of cultural production surrounding HIV/AIDS. It was held at the University of Adelaide, Australia, on 4-5 February 2010.

 

Continuing the discussions that began at AIDS/ART/WORK, the Adelaide conference explored the connection between AIDS art, AIDS activism and AIDS prevention, and the way in which artists can help to save lives. Participants included academics, students, artists, health promotion workers, activists and people living with HIV/AIDS.

 

The conference's keynote presentation/masterclass was presented by Albert J. Winn, a Los Angeles based writer and photographer who has been documenting the experience of living with HIV/AIDS for more than twenty years. Albert was also interviewed for the oral history component of the Art of AIDS Prevention project. His work features in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, The Jewish Museum (New York City), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Light Work (Syracuse University), and the Visual AIDS Archive (NYC).

 

The conference program and paper abstracts can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

Video of selected presentations will soon be added to this website.