Opening Reception for “Metanoia: Transformation through AIDS Archives and Activism”

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020 | 5:00–8:00 PM

Location: ONE Gallery, West Hollywood
626 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The opening reception program will feature poet/spoken word artist Jana Zainabu, activists including Chela Demuir, Krystal “Krys” Shelley, Sabel Samone-Loreca, and Yuè Begay. Additionally, the exhibition’s curators will give remarks and lead audience-participatory performance. The program will begin at 6pm.

Join the One Institute at the opening reception for Metanoia: Transformation Through AIDS Archives and Activism. Curated by Katherine Cheairs, Alexandra Juhasz, and Theodore (ted) Kerr for the collective What Would an HIV Doula Do?, the exhibition is an archival examination of community-based responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis in the USA. The exhibition’s title is of Greek origin and expresses the possibility of change through transformation. Metanoia demonstrates that HIV/AIDS is a powerful agent of change and that transformation happens through community, activism, words, sex, care, and the materials that document these human efforts. Learn more about the exhibition here.

Image: Lolita Lens Photography.
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