METANOIA CLOSING / PUBLICATION LAUNCH
Featuring TURN IT UP!
APRIL 29, 7 to 9pm
The LGBT Center, Room 301
On April 29th, join METANOIA curators and guests for a free closing event. The evening will include a final tour of the exhibition, refreshments and the launch of 2 publications: the METANOIA NYC PRINT GUIDE and issue 2 of,TURN IT UP!, a prison publication from the Sero Project.
A brief program, including remarks from Turn It Up contributor Brian Carmichael, will begin at 7:30pm, and the final tour of the exhibition, lead by members of the curatorial team, will start at 8pm.
The curators of Metanoia:Transformation through AIDS Archives and Activism have created a METANOIA NYC PRINT GUIDE to share with the community. It includes information and images from the exhibition, including definitions, exercises and resources, as well as a special section about community archiving created by Steven Fullwood. It will b free and available at the closing event. An online version of the guide will be available summer 2019.
TURN IT UP!:Staying Strong Inside is a publication for incarcerated people created by and for people who have served time behind walls, who are fighting to stay healthy despite the many obstacles that prison presents. Issue 2 is dedicated to the late Mujahid Farid.
Sero is a network of people with HIV and allies fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice. Sero is particularly focused on ending inappropriate criminal prosecutions of people with HIV, including for non-disclosure of their HIV status, potential or perceived HIV exposure or HIV transmission.
TRANSFORMATION THROUGH AIDS ARCHIVES AND ACTIVISM
“Metanoia” is an archival examination of community-based responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis in the USA. The exhibition’s title is of Greek origin and expresses the possibility of change through transformation. “Metanoia” demonstrates that HIV/AIDS is a powerful agent of change and that transformation happens through community, activism, words, sex, care and the materials that document these human efforts.
“Metanoia” is displayed over three floors of The Center and was curated from The Center Archive’s holdings, as well as those of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries (ONE Archives). The show centers primarily on the contributions and experiences of Black cis and trans women, and cis and trans women of color who have always been at the forefront of movement work, but who are often found at the margins of AIDS archives, art shows and histories. Locating their words, images, stories and histories in these archives has been transformational for the curators and will be for audiences concerned with the ongoing impact of the AIDS crisis.
Metanoia is curated by Katherine Cheairs, Alexandra Juhasz, Theodore Kerr, and Jawanza James Williams for What Would An HIV Doula Do? (WWHIVDD) a collective is a community of artists, activist, academics, chaplains, doulas, health care practitioners, nurses, filmmakers, AIDS Service Organization employees, dancers, community educators, and others from across the movement joined in response to the ongoing AIDS Crisis. We understand a doula as someone in community who hold space for others during times of transition. For us, HIV is a series of transitions in someone’s life that does not start with being tested or getting a diagnosis, nor end with treatment or death. Foundational to our process is asking questions.