Today we want to share with you, our Global Giving donors and supporters, the results of the second version of the exhibition HIV: a glance through art, that was funded with the resources crowd-sourced thanks to the GG Platform. Our partners at Comfenalco supported us with the set-up of the exhibition.
Each presentation is an artistic interpretation of the artists and shows his or her personal perception regarding the subject of HIV and does not necessarily reflect our position regarding STDs and HIV.
In the second version of our artistic exhibition that aims at increasing awareness of the HIV infection, Elly Osorio occupied the 1st place with her series of artworks titled Ruptures. "This work represents HIV as a symbolic burden, it is defined as the emotional rupture it causes and the process while the person vanishes for himself and for society, art helps to transform that reality and question it, so my work brings out an illness replete with myths, ruptures and for some surrealists, causing society to perpetuate discrimination against these people, making them almost invisible ", said the artist.
Carolina Zapata Vargas obtained the second place with her work using the technique collage with pills. The artist describes her work in this way: "Antirretroviral therapy (ART) has saved thousands of lives around the world, before people knew who was living with HIV / AIDS, many people died. Today, thanks to medications, people with HIV / AIDS have increased life expectancy and life quality. This work reflects both the amount and the variety of pills that should be taken daily by a person living with HIV and also alludes to the adherence that must be observed by those who require such therapy, which is essential for the treatment to be successful. It also exhibits the therapeutic value, both individually and jointly, of the drugs that make up what was called the “cocktail” (...). The faces represent those who live with a virus, the one who has suffered the consequences of a disease, but who undoubtedly has a life as personal as yours and mine".
John Anderson Arango Sáenz presented three photographic works, of which our panel of judges selected two titled "The others mine" and "And now my life smells like a flower". These are some sections of how the artist presented his work: "The photographic images (...) are part of the PARTIENDO DE SERO project, a chain of positive stories, the result of joint work between the therapeutic group of people living and living with HIV and the RASA Foundation. These photos are part of the photographic exhibition that bears the same name and includes, mostly, life stories shared with the writer Roberto Restrepo Restrepo and whose narrative, mostly, was drawn up by him. (...) The result is a text that seeks to portray some of the different realities that are lived around the dignity of HIV (...). The text and its photographs invite the rupture of imaginaries and stereotypes around sexuality, diversity, love, family relationships, suffering and the aspects that touch us as human beings (...) These photographs seek to illustrate, transmit, communicate and invite to broaden the view in front of a condition of life surrounded by myths. (...) "
Thank you again for helping us make this second artistic exhibition a success and for endorsing our mission of sensitizing and educating about the HIV infection!
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