Wednesday, January 19, 2011

There is a Light That Never Goes Out


David Wojnarowicz:
A Fire In My Belly (Film In Progress), 1986-87 (Super 8mm film, black and white & color, silent, running time 00:13:06)

There has been tons of press about this piece over the last few months because of the Smithsonian's weak-ass decision to remove it from the
National Portrait Gallery exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, under pressure from Bill Donohue (President of the Catholic League) and several Republican congressmen. A number of galleries and museums around the country have since held exhibitions of
A Fire In My Belly; one of them is Seattle's always-excellent Greg Kucera Gallery, which is showing the video and other work by Wojnarowicz through February 13.

More info and images at (See also: PPOW Gallery NY, which represents Wojnarowicz' estate.)

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