Drawing the Line Against AIDS
An interdisciplinary and international conference concerning the history and impact of cultural production surrounding HIV/AIDS.
4-5 February 2010
The University of Adelaide, Australia
About the conference
Drawing the Line Against AIDS will explore the past, present and future of AIDS art, AIDS activism and AIDS prevention, and the connections between them. In a series of keynote presentations, artist talks, panels and a culminating roundtable, Drawing the Line Against AIDS will examine the often productive, sometimes uneasy relationships between art inspired by AIDS and HIV/AIDS prevention.
Please note that the term ‘art’ is broadly defined. Among other fields, presenters will examine the response to AIDS in the visual arts, popular music, literature, theatre, dance, film, and health promotion materials.
Who should attend the conference?
If you are interested in arts-based approaches to AIDS prevention and improving public health, and arts-based approaches to activism and securing political and social change, please register with haste! The conference expects to attract academics, students, artists, AIDS service-provision workers, health promotion workers, activists, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Bren Brophy is a Program Manager for the Culture and Arts Program (CAP) within the Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He has worked as a fine art curator (Market Theatre Galleries, Johannesburg, and KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts Galleries, Durban), and was the Consultant Arts Curator for the XIII International AIDS Conference in Durban, 2000.
Albert J. Winn is a Los Angeles based writer and photographer who has been documenting the experience of living with HIV/AIDS for more than twenty years. His work is in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, The Jewish Museum (New York City), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Light Work (Syracuse University), and the Visual AIDS Archive (NYC).
Dennis Altman is a Professor of Politics at LaTrobe University and a former Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University. He is a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society and a former President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific. He is the author of numerous books about AIDS, culture and sexuality, including the seminal text, Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation (1971), AIDS and the New Puritanism (1986), Power and Community: Organisational and Cultural Responses to AIDS (1994), Global Sex (2001), and, most recently, 51st State? (1996).
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The two-day conference registration fee is A$100 (includes morning and afternoon teas and lunch on the first day). To register, please complete the registration form and either post, fax or email it to:
Dr Paul Sendziuk
School of History and Politics
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA, 5005
Fax: (08) 8313 3443
Full program details will be posted here shortly.
The conference will be held in the Napier building, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia. A copy of the campus map can be found here.
Need further information?
Please contact the conference convenor, Dr Paul Sendziuk: email@example.com, or ph: +61 (0)8 8313 7562.