AIDS/HIV as (Another) Form of Governmentality

  • Ivan Jurica Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
Keywords: AIDS/HIV, charity, solidarity, post-colonial order, feminism

Abstract

The following contribution is a short summary of an artistic research project on AIDS/HIV, which attempt was/is to reopen and to re-articulate the discourse on the virus and the illness from contemporary feminist and post-colonial perspectives. The idea for this project departed from the constantly imposed and in the meantime unbearable confrontation with the immensely powerful charity machine around AIDS/HIV. We conceive it within the capitalist ideology as the bottom line of processes of normalization. To open this agenda means to open an entire system of capitalist Christian mentality, which concerns contexts of visual representation, popular culture, medical industry, history writing, the “Third” and as well as the “Second” World. In the same instance these processes of normalization resulted in establishing a corrupted homo-normativism that re-produces bourgeois mentality of white supremacy and privatized privileges. Therefore we asked what meaning in such a context bears the terminology of emancipation, solidarity and of a life? These theoretical questions demanded a radicalized curatorial gesture: abandoning the classical gallery-display, and as well asked for a collective ideological positioning. It is necessary to comprehend the virus and the illness as a site of continuing policy of racialization, segregation, homophobia and further capitalist exploitation within the capitalist post-colonial order.

Author(s): Ivan Jurica

Title (English): AIDS/HIV as (Another) Form of Governmentality

Journal Reference: Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, Vol. 10, No. 1-2 (Summer-Winter 2013)

Publisher: Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje 

Page Range: 58-60

Page Count: 3

Citation (English): Ivan Jurica, “AIDS/HIV as (Another) Form of Governmentality,” Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, Vol. 10, No. 1-2 (Summer-Winter 2013): 58-60.

Author Biography

Ivan Jurica, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava

PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia; works in the Art Education Department, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria.

Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
Jurica, I. (2013). AIDS/HIV as (Another) Form of Governmentality. Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, 10(1-2), 58-60. Retrieved from http://www.identitiesjournal.edu.mk/index.php/IJPGC/article/view/280