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Talk: Los Frikis

Frikis

Friday, Nov 30, 2018


Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Categories
  • Artist Talks & Panel Discussions
  • Location
    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)
    District
    Michigan Avenue
    Address
    220 E. Chicago
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Telephone
    312-280-2660
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    In partnership with QUEER, ILL + OKAY, the MCA presents a conversation between Radio Ambulante's Luis Trelles and documentary filmmaker Vladimir Ceballos with special guests Gerson Govea and Yoandra Cardoso, who were part of a group of punk rockers in Cuba who intentionally gave themselves HIV. This talk looks back at the 'Special Period' - a decade of desperation when Soviet support was withdrawn from the Cuban government and HIV+ individuals were moved to state-run sanatoriums - and the ways life in sanatoriums afforded the artistic freedom to speak out against those in power. The program will be presented in Spanish and English.