Join us for an online reading group hosted by The HIV Howler: Transmitting Art and Activism, led by Chicago-based artist and activist Charles Ryan Long and writer and scholar Rinaldo Walcott.
Organized as an extension of Oakville Galleries’ current exhibition Diedrick Brackens: shape of a fever believer, this reading group looks to re-engage sex, kinship, and desire in the dialogue around HIV/AIDS. Specifically, we look to survey the work and legacy fostered by queer Black artists and cultural producers in HIV/AIDS activism.
We will read excerpts from selected issues of The HIV Howler. The HIV Howler is a limited edition art newspaper. Participants who register by Monday, March 8 will receive a free, mailed copy of selected texts from The HIV Howler. Registrations after March 8 are welcome but mailed copies are not guaranteed to arrive by the event. RSVP to receive the readings and Zoom meeting details.
This event is concurrent with The HIV Howler IN CONVERSATION, an online program of conversations, artworks and performances curated by Anthea Black and Jessica Whitbread to celebrate the launch of The HIV Howler, Issue 5 TIME + MONEY.