HIV/AIDS and the Arts in Developing Societies
This project will feature an international conference to be held in Bangalore, India, titled How to Make Art in an Epidemic.
Published: Friday, March 12, 2004
David Gere, Assistant Professor of World Arts and Cultures (PI) ($50,000 over two years)
It is estimated that there will be between 20 and 25 million HIV positive people in the country by 2010. The conference will highlight innovations in India in AIDS awareness and palliative care by artists, activists, and academics, including street theater troupes, a popular detective drama on national television, and performances by the Bharata Natyam dancer Mallika Sarabhai.