David Wojnarowicz: remembering the work of a trailblazing artist

More than 25 years after he died of Aids, one of the most fearless artists is being remembered at four different exhibitions Artwork made by gay artists has historically been cast aside as such, flagged with labels like “gay art” or “Aids art” or “political art” that serve no discernible purpose other than to tell the viewer that the person who made it is, or was, gay (and often angry). The artist David Wojnarowicz, who died in 1992 from complications related to Aids, has not been especially well-served by such designations, which in the years since his death have imposed on him a martyrdom non-minority artists are seldom asked to bare. Related: David Wojnarowicz: still fighting prejudice 24 years after his death Continue reading...

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