Fine Arts Hosts World AIDS Day Presentation
November 23, 2010 - 10:52am
AUSTIN, Texas (November 23, 2010) — The Fine Arts Library will host an event in recognition of World AIDS Day, which occurs annually on December 1.
Guest speaker Akinyi Wadende, a graduate fellow in Education at Texas State University, will be joined by University of Texas Professor of Art History Moyo Okediji to present "Kwe Mosiko: HIV/AIDS, Art and Activism" in the Roberts Reading Room of the Fine Arts Library in the Doty Fine Arts Building beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1.
"Kwe Mosiko" is a concept among the ethnic Luo people of Kenya and Tanzania that celebrates beauty as a process of physical and emotional healing.
By examining the intersections of beauty and healing in contemporary American art, modern European art and indigenous African art, the presenters will draw on art and activism as creative resources to combat endemic and epidemic aspects of the HIV/AIDS infections. Video and multimedia components will accompany the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.