Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism.
David Wojnarowicz is the latest artist to get an overdue documentary evaluation, and Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker arrives at an oddly appropriate moment. Though the film of course goes into his life and the influences driving his multi-hyphenate artistic projects, a good deal of time is also dedicated to his AIDS activism. Since we now face a new pandemic that’s been exponentially worsened by government neglect, the example set by Wojnarowicz and his fellow agitators can be instructional.
On a formal level, the film is unremarkable — it certainly doesn’t try to approximate Wojnarowicz’s give-em-hell spirit, even as it honors his work. But anyone who loves the artist should still find plenty to appreciate here. In particular, there’s audio from personal recordings Wojnarowicz made over the years (drawn from hundreds of hours of material he produced and left behind with his untimely death, now put together by director Chris McKim), allowing the film to offer his personal perspective even though he’s long since left us.
The University of Virginia researchers wrote that the data “provides compelling evidence that these symbols are associated with hate.”
We are waiting for spectacle and when the quotidian, yet incongruous actions occur I wonder whether there is any real payoff coming.
Hear from Holly Jean Buck, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, Simon Denny, Elizabeth Hoover, Renee Kemp-Rotan, Joseph Kunkel, and more at this free public event.
Tanega’s approach to mark-making comes across as stream of consciousness, as if she’s engaged in a conversation with herself.
Starting Monday, readers can borrow one of 50 rare and out-of-print titles, mailed to them completely free of charge, from Saint Heron Library.
EFA Open Studios offers a portal into the creative habitats of over 65 artists working in Manhattan’s longest-running studio program, including Dannielle Tegeder, Wafaa Bilal, Cui Fei, and Anina Major.
This is Yuskavage’s great gift, turning upside down our settled ways of thinking and seeing and, with ease, transforming the vulgar and ridiculous into the sublime.
51 international publishers and galleries showcase their latest editions in prints and artists’ books at this free public fair, which is fully online this year.
While hardly about the pandemic, or any of the other crises so afflicting us, all are invoked in this exhibition, which is also often tender and profoundly soulful.
These glowing, dynamic artworks reproduce something of Bosch’s chaotic energy, but on an immersive, multi-sensory scale.
This week, addressing a transphobic comedy special on Netflix, the story behind KKK hoods, cultural identity fraud, an anti-Semitic take on modern art, and more.