“David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night”

A firebrand who raged against the hypocrisy and cruelty of American society through his incendiary art, David Wojnarowicz shot like a comet through New York’s 1980s art scene with works that denounced the homophobia and malignant that accompanied the decades’s AIDS crisis. However, this retrospective did more than just expose audiences to Wojnarowicz’s jeremiads: It also presented the artist's lesser known poetic and visionary side, revealing him as a self-taught genius who condensed his experiences as an abused child and urban poet into artworks of extraordinary power.

Whitney Museum of American Art

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