A discussion reflecting on the legacy of artists both Australian and International who lived with HIV. Rejecting the perma-tragedy of an artist’s passing this panel looks to rebalance the narrative of HIV/AIDS impact on the visual art world, recognising the vitality, contribution and legacy of a cohort of artists whose lives and achievements warrant celebration. It also looks to interrelationship of art and HIV activism as something fundamentally concerned with the art of living well.
Blood on the Dancefloor by Jacob Boehme. Photo by Dorine Blaise.