Special event
Action = life: art, medicine and HIV/AIDS in the USA

Saturday 3 June 2017,
15.00–16.15
BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
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Physician and artist Dr Eric Avery, whose work is included in the exhibition The American Dream: pop to the present, argues that desperate diagnoses call for desperate beauty.

In conversation with Professor John Howard, King’s College London, Avery will discuss growing up gay in small-town Texas, treating early HIV/AIDS patients outside metropolitan centres, providing end-of-life psychiatric care, and making emotive politicised art as a desperate measure in Reagan’s America.


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Photo: Eric Avery.