Exhibit deals with Aids stigma

Published: March 8, 2012

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre presents "You Are Not Alone", a contemporary exhibition that features the works of 16 Thai and international artists whose aim is to promote better understanding of AIDS and those who are HIV-infected.

Despite medical advances in dealing with the disease and preventing its spread, society is still awash with discrimination and prejudices against people with HIV. Promoting the right notion of AIDS is a first step to change this attitude and correct the misunderstanding caused by bias and ignorance.

Various forms of contemporary art are among the mediums being used to help change misconceptions and negative attitudes and replace it with a mindset that would encourage open dialogue on the subject, which in essence is the message the artists wish to convey.

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