Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings

December 1, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. | Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

15 NE Hancock, Portland OR 97212

This World AIDS Day, PICA is partnering with Visual AIDS, a nonprofit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS highlights marginalized voices within broader Black communities, including queer and trans folks. Commissioned projects range from intimate meditations of a young HIV positive protagonist, to a contemporary reimagining of 90s-era “safer sex” media culture, to a musical journey through New York.

Roy Pérez and Omari Weekes, professors in English and American ethnic studies at Willamette University, will introduce and respond to the program, and co-facitliate a post-screening discussion. This program is open to all ages. Read more

This event is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event Sponsors

Douglas F. Cooley Gallery

PNCA Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art


Sliding Scale: $0 - $20 - all proceeds benefit Esther’s Pantry


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