Founded in 1989, Day With(out) Art was created to coincide with World AIDS Day on December 1st as a call for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis.

The Allentown Art Museum observes the day this year with a program of seven short videos in collaboration with Visual AIDS. The Being and Belonging video series highlights the stories of artists from across the world living with HIV.

The program features newly commissioned work by Camila Arce (Argentina), Davina “Dee” Conner and Karin Hayes (USA), Jaewon Kim (South Korea), Clifford Prince King (USA), Santiago Lemus and Camilo Acosta Huntertexas (Colombia), Mikiki (Canada), and Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry (México).

From navigating sex and intimacy to confronting stigma and isolation, Being and Belonging centers on the emotional realities of living with HIV today. How does living with HIV shift the ways that a person experiences, asks for, or provides love, support, and belonging? The seven videos are a call for belonging from those that have been stigmatized within their communities or left out of mainstream HIV/AIDS narratives.

Being and Belonging will screen in over 100 museums, universities, and arts organizations worldwide beginning December 1, 2022, Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day.

Please note that some themes and imagery in the videos may not be appropriate for all audiences.


On December 1, click below to view BEING & BELONGING



Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over