Exclusively for Members
Member Tour: David Wojnarowicz at the Whitney
Wednesday, July 25
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Aperture Members at the Connect ($150) level and up are invited to an exhibition tour of David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Wednesday, July 25 at 9:30 a.m.
David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) came to prominence as an artist in New York City in the 1980s. The artist refused a signature style, adopting a wide variety of techniques with an attitude of radical possibility. Beginning in the late 1970s, Wojnarowicz created a body of work that spanned photography, painting, music, film, sculpture, writing, and activism. Queer and HIV-positive, Wojnarowicz was an impassioned advocate for people with AIDS as an inconceivable number of friends, lovers, and strangers—disproportionately gay men—died from government inaction. Wojnarowicz himself died from AIDS-related complications at the age of thirty-seven. Aperture published Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, which began in collaboration with the artist before his death, in 1992.
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Image: David Wojnarowicz with Tom Warren, Self-Portrait of David Wojnarowicz, 1983-1984; Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art