Through Positive Eyes: Storytelling Exhibit at UCLA’s Fowler Museum

This post was originally published on fowler.ucla.edu. You can view and download the press released document here: Through Positive Eyes September 15th, 2019- February 16th, 2020 (48 downloads)

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019–FEBRUARY 16, 2020

To help end the stigma around HIV/AIDS and empower people from around the world who are living with the virus, a new exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA will highlight the stories
and images of HIV-positive individuals and their perspectives on the epidemic. The exhibition is co-curated by David Gere, UCLA Professor of World Arts and Cultures, who, with photographer Gideon Mendel, co-founded Through Positive Eyes, which is an art project and an exhibition created in collaboration with people living with HIV/AIDS.

Launched in 2007 by UCLA’s Art & Global Health Center, Through Positive Eyes puts cameras in the hands of the people most deeply affected by HIV to create personal photo essays. Entering
its 12th year of intensive photography workshops, regional public exhibitions, and now, a touring global exhibition, the endeavor coalesces around one core tenet: a belief that challenging stigma
against people living with HIV/AIDS is the most effective method for combating the epidemic.

There will be a range of artivist in-gallery performances happening through October 6, 2019–February 16, 2020. Please see a summary of the exhibit’s schedule below and check out the exhibit’s website here for further details. We strongly encourage you to attend and show support.

Wednesdays 5–8:00pm
Beginning at 5pm, and on the hour thereafter. Last performance begins at 7:00pm.
Oct. 16, 23, 30
Nov. 6, 13, 20
Dec. 4, 11, 18
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Feb. 5, 12

Sundays 1-4:00pm
Beginning at 1pm, and on the hour thereafter. Last performance begins at 3:00pm.
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb. 2, 9, 16