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Visual AIDS presents METAPHORS and THEIR DISTEMPER: An Evening of Poetry

Visual AIDS presents METAPHORS and THEIR DISTEMPER: An Evening of Poetry  | Events Calendar


Greenwich Village / W Village

Whitney Museum of American Art | 99 Gansevoort Street

Artists and authors Gregg Bordowitz, Morgan Bassichis, Orlando Ferrand, Park McArthur, Stacy Szymaszek, and Frederick Weston perform readings considering diagnosis, dis-ease, coping, and wellness. HIV is a primary focus, yet the theme is inclusive of all ailments, predicaments, and their embodiments in writing.

The evening has been organized by Visual AIDS with Gregg Bordowitz and Pati Hertling, in conjunction with the inaugural publication of DUETS, a publication series that pairs artists, activists, writers, and thinkers in dialogues about their creative practices and current social issues around HIV/AIDS. In Duets: Stephen Andrews & Gregg Bordowitz in Conversation (2014), Gregg Bordowitz speaks to his longtime friend Stephen Andrews about painting, poetry, cosmology, and survival. Lynne Tillman pens the publication’s foreword.

Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS.

Admission is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.