Inside the Arts: LIVE Gallery Talk with Eric Shiner

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Please join us for our next Inside the Arts LIVE event featuring a virtual gallery talk with art curator, Eric Shiner!

Attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A following the discussion with Eric.

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About the exhibition:
Even with massive blood shortages during a global pandemic – the FDA continues discriminatory policies for donating blood and plasma based on sexual orientation. Can You Save Superman? is dynamic, responsive series by artist Jordan Eagles, whose ongoing cycle of art and activism addresses the stigma of queer blood and challenges these policies, in a new chapter of work guest curated by Andy Warhol scholar Eric Shiner.

For this series debuting during Pride Month, prior to World Blood Donor Day (June 14) and on view through World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), Eagles appropriates a vintage Superman comic book (Action Comics, 1971) in which the superhero, in an attempt to save his life, calls on the citizens of Metropolis for a mass blood transfusion. The experience includes striking details, full-color photography, the preserved original comic book, and a haunting, first person essay by Shiner on Superman, the Black Power movement, the AIDS crisis, blood equality, and COVID-19, contextualizing and activating the viewing experience.


Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, AEIVA
Visual AIDS
Blood Equality
New York City AIDS Memorial
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
New York City HIV Planning Group (HPG)

Thursday, June 25 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event

Arts & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Social & Entertainment

Target Audience

Alumni & Donors, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Prospective Students





FREE (Must Register using Ticket Link)

UAB Visual and Performing Arts


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