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Beijing Students Raise AIDS Awareness through Art in 798

Beijing Students Raise AIDS Awareness through Art in 798

By: Andrea Hunt
Source: China Radio International
December 2, 2009

"...'Knowing about AIDS will help prevent it from spreading,' says Raymond Shi, 17, an art student as well as Beijing World Youth Academy student coordinator. For the second year in a row, KC Vienna Connolly and sister Megan Connolly have partnered with students from Beijing World Youth Academy to mobilize awareness by using art-or deprivation of it." Link

Art Community Closes its Doors for World AIDS Day

Art Community Closes its Doors for World AIDS Day

By: Xuyang Jingjing
Source: Global Times (pg. 2)
December 2, 2009

"...ChART Contemporary, a Beijing-based curatorial lab, and the Beijing World Youth Academy organized the educational program to celebrate A Day Without Art, an initiative that originated in New York 20 years ago to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. They appealed to 12 art galleries at 798 to close their doors from 4:30 pm to 6 pm." Link

A Day Without Art in Beijing

A Day Without Art in Beijing

By: David Spalding / Artinfo
December 1, 2009

"...ChART and their youth brigade, the Young Guerrilla Informers, have partnered with the Beijing World Youth Academy to organize an afternoon of events in 798 that includes educational programs, temporary gallery closures, and the distribution of red AIDS ribbons and stickers — all designed to promote awareness of HIV/AIDS." Link