Event:Day Without Art 2020
NOTICE:This page is set as a placeholder for Day without Art 2020 coverage. It is likely that due to COVID-19 pandemic, that most events will be either significantly transformed or done exclusively online, so events organized by communities would be even more important to become visible and coordinated. Page uses Simple EN Wikipedia article as a basis as it is to be set for translation.
Day Without Art also written as Day With(out) Art (short: DWA) is an annual event where art museums and other organizations organize programs related to AIDS, people who have died, and to inspire positive action.
800 U.S. art and AIDS groups participated in the first Day Without Art. Museums were sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services, or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS. Day With(out) Art grew in collaborations to estimated 8,000 national and international museums, galleries, art centers, AIDS service organizations, libraries, high schools and colleges take part.
New York group called "Visual AIDS" (now NGO), initiated public actions and programs, published an annual poster and copyright-free broadsides, and acted as press coordinator and clearing house for projects for Day Without Art/World AIDS Day. Day With(out) Art highlights art projects by artists living with HIV/AIDS, and art about AIDS, that were taking place around the world.
Due to pandemic VisualAIDS organized online programming featuring commissioned diverse video works from different parts of the world and talks to authors. Programing was done in multiple languages and done both in in NYC and around the world at different times in different timezones with different partner organizations.