The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is participating in the 25th anniversary year of Visual AIDS Day/ A Day With(out) Art by screening a new series of short films titled Alternate Endings on Wednesday, December 3 at 2 pm.
For this year’s observance, filmmaker Tom Kalin (Swoon; Savage Grace) commissioned seven artists or collaboratives to create new films to commemorate AIDS Day which will screen internationally during early December; the series will hit many hundreds (thousands?) of screens in museums, galleries, libraries, performance spaces, etc., across the nation. The filmmaking participants include Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino.
The annual Day With(out) Art is the continuation of the original Day Without Art, which debuted in December of 1989 as a “national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis.” The Modern is a fitting host for this year’s installment due to its current exhibition Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s, and indeed after the screening there will be a special tour of the exhibition.
For more on the history of Visual AIDS Day/ A Day With(out) Art and this event, please go here.