Writer/Director Joshua Sanchez writes about ‘History Keeps Me Awaken at Night’, David Wojnarowicz at the Whitney for Lambda Literary.
The interview was broadcast on Fresh Air with Terry Gross June 26, 1990.
Fresh Air is produced at WHYY, Philadelphia and distributed by National Public Radio.
David Wojnarowicz reading from his work in 1992 (a few months before his death) at the Drawing Center as a benefit for Needle Exchange. AIDS Community Television weekly series program, originally telecast June 21, 1993. Re-mastered and re-authored on November 2004 from the original Hi-8 camera tape. This begins with an introduction by Simon Watney; and concludes with the Political Funeral Procession and bonfire on the streets of the East Village, New York City, July 29, 1992.
A high school dropout and former Times Square hustler, David Wojnarowicz went on to become one of the country's most radical — and demonized — artists. Now he's finally getting what he deserves with a retrospective at The Whitney.
The seven covers of T's Culture issue: Jennifer Beals, Dapper Dan, Kim Gordon, Carolina Herrera, Larry Kramer, Run-DMC and David Wojnarowicz.
Today, at one of the thousands of student walkouts across the U.S. to advocate for gun policy change, a protester carried a sign that bore a striking resemblance to a now iconic patch worn by artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz in 1988. It read, “If I die of AIDS — forget burial — just drop my body on the steps of the F.D.A.” The words were meant both as a plea and a brazen indictment of the federal government’s inaction in the face of the disease’s rising death toll.
David Wojnarowicz sued Donald Wildmon and the American Family Association for misrepresenting his work in a series of mailings to conservative church leaders and government officials. Here is the flyer in question and some of the coverage of the lawsuit.
The enduring symbolism of a sewn mouth, from the works of David Wojnarowicz to recent protests by refugees
BY OLIVIA LAING
This exhibition will be the first major, monographic presentation of the work of David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) in over a decade. Read More >>
As a teenager on the streets in the early 1970s, artist David Wojnarowicz frequented the then-seedy blocks around Times Square, hustling among junkies, drug dealers and pimps. The harsh reality of his New York City childhood would later become paramount to his work — black-and-white photography, Super 8 films, paintings — stripping away the layers of civil society to reveal modern culture in all its raw brutality: the hypocrisy of government and religion, the marginalization gay people faced during the Reagan era.
In The Life Media looks at the controversy surrounding the removal of David Wojnarowicz's video installation, A Fire in My Belly, from the National Portrait Gallery's Hide/Seek show at the Smithsonian. The video, which represents the artist's anger as he faced death from AIDS ignited outrage among conservative lawmakers and religious leaders.
In 1989, Nan Goldin organized an exhibition of New York artists responding to the AIDS crisis entitled Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing. David Wojnarowicz's essay in the catalog, Postcards from America: X-Rays From Hell ignited a major debate on censorship and public funding of the arts in America. Read More >>
Portraits of David Wojnarowicz made by his friend and mentor Peter Hujar.
In this video, Whitney collection works by artist David Wojnarowicz are discussed by Cynthia Carr, author of Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz.
David Wojnarowicz interviewed in the documentary film Silence=Death, written and produced by Rosa von Praunheim and directed by Rosa von Praunheim and Phil Zwicker.
Vince Aletti, a photography critic for The New Yorker, remembers the late photographer Peter Hujar and talks about Fraenkel Gallery's exhibition, "Peter Hujar: Love & Lust."
David Wojnarowicz discusses right-wing backlash against the NEA and arts funding in the wake of the Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing and Artists Space exhibition controversy.
by Lucy Lippard, Art in America, December 1990
"Wojnarowicz is one of the more brilliant fugitives to land on this cultural island..." Read More >>
Image: Earth, David Wojnarowicz, 1987
This exhibition features many works by David Wojnarowicz, who created site-specific works and photographs at the former Hudson River piers of New York City. View the Exhibition >>
Image: Pier 34-1214 David Wojnarowicz, Andreas Sterzing, 1983
The 'Buffalo Version' of U2's One music video, directed by Mark Pellington, was inspired by David Wojnarowicz's Untitled (Buffaloes).
David Wojnarowicz's journals have been digitized and can be viewed in their entirety the NYU Fales Library website. Read the Journals >>
The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California leads a discussion about spirituality in the work of David Wojnarowicz.
The true story of the Ray Brothers, outcasts in their hometown of Arcadia, Florida as they have all contracted AIDS from contaminated blood used to control their hemophilia. Watch >>
David Wojnarowicz's final secret: the Magic Box. Read More >>