HIV/AIDS

Artist Series #1- Where are you from? Earth! Then and Now,1978-2016 (part-1)

Artist Series #1- Where are you from? Earth! Then and Now,1978-2016 (part-1)

CAI is thrilled to bring you a new multi-part blog post. For this series of posts, we are stepping away from our traditional commentary on HIV/AIDS. We will look at HIV/AIDS through the lens of the art and words of Outsider-Kansas City artist, Bruce Burstert, and his former partner Robert Smith, long ago claimed by AIDS. This is the first in a new series of blog post looking at HIV/AIDS through the micro lens of other artists. 

The Impact of One

The  Impact  of  One

Have you ever had someone tell you that they have contracted HIV?  We were sitting in the parking lot of a liquor store when he told me. It was surreal; even after all the interviews, all the talks, and information I had around HIV/AIDS, I still found myself speechless and scrabbling to try and not say something dumb, something I knew was not the truth, like, “everything’s going to be okay” because most likely it is going to be okay, but do I know that for a fact?