Wednesday, April 8

Brush Fires in the Social Landscape - David Wojnarowicz

Where I'll Go After I'm Gone, 1988-89. Black-and-white photographs, acrylic, spray paint, collage on masonite.
"David Wojnarowicz’s use of photography, at times in conjunction with text and painting, was extraordinary, as was his unprecedented way of addressing the AIDS crisis and issues of censorship, homophobia, and narrative. Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, begun in collaboration with the artist before his death in 1992 and first published in 1994, engaged what Wojnarowicz would refer to as his 'tribe' or community. ... Through the lens of various contributors, the book addresses Wojnarowicz’s profound legacy: the relentless tugs, allegiances, censorship, and ethical issues, alongside his aesthetic brilliance, courage, and influence."
David Wojnarowicz and Nan Goldin go head-to-head