‘One Day This Kid Will Get Larger’ Reframes the Realities of HIV/AIDS at DePaul Art Museum

 Vincent Chevalier,  When Did You Figure Out That You Had AIDS?,  2011, video still (Image courtesy of the artist)

Vincent Chevalier, When Did You Figure Out That You Had AIDS?, 2011, video still (Image courtesy of the artist)

EXCERPT: "How do we shift from remembering HIV and AIDS as an epidemic fixed in the past to talking about how it exists today? Certainly the 1980s and 1990s have been felt as a reverberation across social, political, economic, and cultural lines in our current moment of intense political change and its ensuing turmoil.

Though activist groups like ACT UP, Queer Nation, and many others have challenged and continue to challenge the ways society understands the HIV/AIDS crisis, much of mainstream America still considers this an issue only affecting the LGBTQ population. However, as history teaches us, singular narratives are harmful. They undermine the comprehension of how lasting issues like HIV/AIDS are publicly understood and how they affect lives across society’s perceived divisions.

FULL TEXT: “‘One Day This Kid Will Get Larger’ Reframes the Realities of HIV/AIDS,” FNews Magazine, 2017