Wojnarowicz Censorship Organizing Meeting:
NYC, 12/5 at 3PM
If I were back on the east coast this weekend, I'd be at this meeting. In the interests of self-preservation of queer art and gay lives in all our wonderful beauty and manifestations of sexualized political expression, I am sharing the following crucial information:
STOP THE CENSORSHIP!
When he died in 1992, David Wojnarowicz, artist and writer with AIDS, left a body of work about the disease that remains unrivaled for its power and beauty.
On December 1, 2010, the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, celebrated World AIDS Day by capitulating to the demands of right-wing politicians and an anti-gay religions group and removing David's volcanic video rant, A Fire in My Belly, from an important exhibition about art and sexual difference, Hide/Seek.
Join us to plan a response to the Smithsonian's cowardly act of self-censorship, a kick in the teeth to an important, eloquent artist.
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010
Location: PARTICIPANT INC
Address: 253 E. Houston St, Near Norfolk
Subway: F train to Second Ave, Exit at First Ave
Contact: Hunter Reynolds
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Phone: (212) 966-1091