I appreciate that each year Treatment Action Group (TAG) offers a limited edition artwork donated by a visual artist for purchase. Proceeds support the organization’s advocacy work. The New York-based TAG is an independent research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, prevention, a vaccine and a cure for HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis C.
At the 2018 International Aids Conference in Amsterdam, TAG and the Center for Artistic Activism (C4AA) came up with some brilliant art-infused interventions to show the out-of-proportion power pharmaceutical companies exert. One of these was a registration desk set up outside the official entrance to the conference. Pharmaceutical companies were invited to register in countries where their hepatitis C cure is not produced. Passing out lanyards with “Pharma Laziness Kills” underscored choices at all stages of drug development. Learn more here.
Visit TAG to see donated works of art. The image is from the TAG site.
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