HIV activist group ACT UP will be hosting a one-day art exhibit on Irish AIDS day this June.
An upcoming art exhibit, ‘All Together Human’ featuring leading artists will highlight the human side of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) on Irish AIDS day, June 15th 2017.
The exhibit is being organised by artist Will St Leger for HIV activist group, ACT UP Dublin. For one day only, the show will feature work by 15 celebrated artists, including MASER, Jim Fitzpatrick and Sean Hillen along with popular illustrators Aoife Dooley, Fuchsia MacAree and Friz. In addition, there will also be a ‘Human’ photo project by photographer Hazel Coonagh.
The exhibition will take place in Filmbase, Dublin on Thursday 15th June. where the artwork will be sold by silent auction. Proceeds will be going to Dublin chapter of international HIV/AIDS activist group, ACT UP. ACT UP Dublin campaign for 'a more effective response from government and community organisations, as new diagnoses of HIV among gay and bisexual men have increased dramatically in the last decade.'
Speaking about the upcoming show, organiser Will St Leger said, “I want the show title, ‘All Together Human’, to sum up theme of this exhibit. Across our social, religious, economic and geographical differences, HIV – the human immunodeficiency virus – affects us as people.”
St Leger added, “Altogether human in our weaknesses and strengths, our failures and achievements, our rage and joyfulness. All together, human, in solidarity, defiance and hope.”