Avram Finkelstein, Locating AIDS on the 21st Century Image Landscape: Neilly Lecture Series

Title

Avram Finkelstein, Locating AIDS on the 21st Century Image Landscape: Neilly Lecture Series

Date

2022-03-17

Description

The story of HIV/AIDS is likely the most cogent corporeal metaphor for the turn of the 21st century, a story of gender, race, class, identity, access and institutional power. It’s the story of the truths of the soul and the lies of the mind. But where does this story sit on the current digital landscape—an intricate ecosystem of power narratives representing fantasias of egalitarianism, where machine-learning has torqued social meaning into information conduits of Möbius non-orientability? How do we re-locate one of our most defining and ongoing societal struggles in the present?

Avram Finkelstein is an artist, activist and writer living in Brooklyn, and a founding member of the Silence=Death and Gran Fury collectives. His book, After Silence: A History of AIDS Through its Images, is available through University of California Press, and was nominated for an International Center of Photography' 2018 Infinity Award in Critical Writing and Research, and a 30th Annual Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Nonfiction.

Genre

Lectures

Event Type

lecture

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Citation

Finkelstein, Avram, “Avram Finkelstein, Locating AIDS on the 21st Century Image Landscape: Neilly Lecture Series,” RBSCP Exhibits, accessed June 25, 2022, https://rbscpexhibits.lib.rochester.edu/items/show/7541.

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