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Day With(out) Art 2023: Everyone I Know Is Sick

A yellow movie poster shows a film still and text reading “Everyone I know is sick.”
Dorothy Cheung, Heart Murmurs, 2023. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Everyone I Know Is Sick.

Special Event

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Enter at Broadway for evening programs

This event does not require registration; see further details below.

The Harvard Art Museums are proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2023, by presenting Everyone I Know Is Sick, a program of five videos generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability.

The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes and Lili Nascimento (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa Medina and Ananias P. Soria (U.S.), and Kurt Weston (U.S.).

Inspired by a statement from Cyrée Jarelle Johnson in the book Black Futures, Everyone I Know Is Sick examines how our society excludes disabled and sick people by upholding a false dichotomy of health and sickness. Inviting us to understand disability as a common experience rather than an exception to the norm, the program highlights a range of experiences spanning HIV, COVID, mental health, and aging. The commissioned artists foreground the knowledge and expertise of disabled and sick people in a world still grappling with multiple ongoing pandemics.

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.

Free admission. The screening will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

Support for the screening is provided by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.