The self-portrait of the artist & # 39; Vancouver Tiko Kerr use his discarded medical paraphernalia.
Since 1987, the artist Tiko Kerr Vancouver took thousands of pills to keep HIV / AIDS at stake.
In the process he collected large quantities of & # 39; tablet bottles, considering not excessive role that the medication had to save his life, entered in his work way in & # 39; series & # 39; self portraits.
"I have cardboard boxes stuffed pills and collect everything in my studio, so I tried something creative I get them instead accumulate in the landfill."
One of those self-portraits, Tough to Kill, a piece of & # 39; 36 x 36 inch acrylic made by medical paraphernalia, will be on display at the Center & # 39; Joseph and Rosalie Segal Center of & # 39; Universal Port Simon Fraser in & # 39; Downtown Vancouver on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a new multimedia exhibition exploring the experience with HIV living and the role in Vancouver activism and awareness of HIV.
Experience Life – Art, Bar and HIV are 35 work from various artists, some living with HIV, including Kerr, Joe Average, Margarite Sanchez, Kath Webster and Peggy Frank.
The exhibition opens the 13th President of SFU SFU Dream Colloquium, a series of lectures from January to March, bringing together a diverse group of people to discuss various aspects of HIV / AIDS.
Role of Vancouver was of great importance for the success story of the treatment of HIV / AIDS. It was f & # 39; Vancouver in 1996 where Dr. Julio Montaner helped to create a three-drug therapy, to set the level of & # 39; treatment of AIDS and changed HIV from a death sentence to a manageable condition. Montaner was also the architect of the UN 90-90-90 program for the prevention and treatment of HIV / AIDS globally.
But Montaner, director of B.C. said work is endangered by global resources indicated and non & # 39; political will. Center for Excellence in HIV / AIDS at St. Paul's Hospital. Montaner hopes that reacts kollokwju interest about the successes in the fight against HIV over the past three decades, as well as a reminder that the work is not finished. It warns that without sustained infusion of & # 39; investments HIV, rates & # 39; infection reappear – something has already happened in Russia and in & # 39; parts & # 39; Latin America.
"We are inemmu wasted an incredible opportunity to work," he said. "In the case of & # 39; m HIV & # 39; there is no such thing as job & # 39; half good job. You win or lose. "
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