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Poetry AIDS Chicago: A Response to Art AIDS America

Roger Brown, Peach Light, 1983, oil on canvas, 72 x 48 1/2 in., Photo: James Connolly. Kavi Gupta and the Roger Brown Estate, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thursday, February 2nd, 7:00 PM

Alphawood Gallery
2401 North Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614

The groundbreaking exhibition Art AIDS America underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in art as it introduces and explores the whole spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, surveying works from the early 1980s to the present. This reading brings together queer and trans poets based in Chicago, who will conduct their own poetic tour of the exhibition, reading works inspired by the themes in the show. Featuring poets and multidisciplinary performers Bea Cordelia, T Clutch Fleischmann, Ruben Quesada, and avery r. young.

Cosponsored with the Alphawood Foundation

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