Join Visual AIDS as we WALK, TALK and SING for the 24th annual Day With(out) Art, on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2013, with simultaneous presentations of fierce pussy’s For The Record and a series Day With(out) Art Programming. Public is invited to attend one,all of the free events. Download a How To Guide to create your own Day With(out) Art

TALK
1-3pm, Artists Space:Books & Talks (55 Walker Street)
Join us for a public forum exploring the importance of sharing singular moments in personal stories as a way of understanding and responding to the ongoing AIDS crisis. Join fierce pussy and Risa Puleo along with artists and writers Alysia Abbott, Cathy Busby and Orlando Ferrand (Visual AIDS Artist Member) as they share personal stories. Historian and writer Christa Orth will facilitate group sharing of stories.

WALK
3-4pm, Starting at Artists Space (55 Walker St.) to Rusty Knot (425 West St.)
Transitioning from Artists Space to Rusty Knot, a walk through SoHo and the West Village—led by writer and curator Alex Fialho—will acknowledge and activate living history. In a spirit of lively remembrance, writers, curators, and artists will read briefly at the last residential addresses of Joe Brainard, Keith Haring, and Cookie Mueller; the former location of the New Museum, where Visual AIDS co-founder William Olander mounted the seminal window display “Let the Record Show…”; the site of Marsha P. Johnson’s death near the water of the Christopher Street Pier; and the AIDS memorial along the Hudson River Greenway.

SING
4-6pm, Rusty Knot (425 West St)
Day With(out) Art will end at Scissor Sundays at The Rusty Knot tying it to the power of music and acknowledging bars/night clubs as one of many sites of LGBTQ liberation, solidarity and cultural production. Enjoy deep house and disco sets by DJ Amber Valentine and others. Dance, sing, celebrate and continue the conversation informally.

For The Record
fierce pussy, curated by Risa Puleo
November 23-December 13, 2013
Printed Matter, 195 10th Avenue, NYC
Reception: Saturday, November 30, 5-7 PM
+ book launch for Steve's Vinyl by artist Cathy Busby

Curated by Risa Puleo, For the Record mourns the loss of friends, family, lovers, artists and activists during the AIDS crisis and engages in a dialogue about the erasure of personal and collective memories from the historical record through this loss. fierce pussy’s installation at Printed Matter uses the site as a newsstand, a site of information, discourse and exchange to engage in a dialogue about the AIDS crisis past, present and future, displayed the broadsides in Printed Matter’s windows as front pages of the daily news. Take-away versions of the broadside as well as a postcard/ sticker version will also be available at Printed Matter. Cathy Busby's book, Steve's Vinyl, which explores the legacy of her brother's record collection after he passed away from AIDS, will be available for purchase.