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Day With(out) Art 2022: Being & Belonging

The Spurlock Museum is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2022 by presenting Being & Belonging, a program of seven short videos highlighting under-told stories of HIV and AIDS from the perspective of artists living with HIV across the world.

The program features newly commissioned work by Camila Arce (Argentina), Davina “Dee” Conner and Karin Hayes (USA), Jaewon Kim (South Korea), Clifford Prince King (USA), Santiago Lemus and Camilo Acosta Huntertexas (Colombia), Mikiki (Canada), and Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry (México).

From navigating sex and intimacy to confronting stigma and isolation, Being & Belonging centers the emotional realities of living with HIV today. How does living with HIV shift the ways that a person experiences, asks for, or provides love, support, and belonging? The seven videos are a call for belonging from those that have been stigmatized within their communities or left out of mainstream HIV/AIDS narratives.

On view December 1 during open hours (9:00 am–5:00 pm) in the Central Core Gallery.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

  • Two men wearing skirts and holding hands while shirtless. The man on the left is also holding a pill bottle.
  • Collage of enlarged white pills and the ocean.
  • Abstract collage of bright colors and male abdomens.
  • Five African American women in white dresses sitting in front of a pastel backdrop.
  • A mother holding her daughter who is wearing a tie that reads, 'Camila'
  • Two men kissing outdoors.


For further information on this event, contact the Museum Information Desk at or (217) 333-2360

All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.