Queer Artist David Wojnarowicz Subject Of New Documentary

David Wojnarowicz, one of the acclaimed artists to emerge from the AIDS period, is the topic of an upcoming documentary directed by Chris McKim and produced by World of Wonder duo Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.

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Incorporating portray, graphics, road artwork, sculpture and Super-Eight movie, Wojnarowicz lashed out at society’s blindness to the epidemic in his works, which additionally addressed homosexual rights, racial injustice, and different social points. (Wojnarowicz’s of buffalo falling off a cliff was used as the duvet of U2’s One.)

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The doc, tentatively titled Wojnarowicz, will embrace journals, letters, recordings, and movies by the artist, who died from AIDS-related problems in 1992 at age 37. With interviews with collaborators, pals, and lovers, it’s an intimate take a look at his creative output and private life: A former homeless youth and teenage hustler Wojnarowicz discovered his tribe within the pre-gentrified East Village with future luminaries like Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kiki Smith and Nan Goldin.

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After he was identified with AIDS within the late ’80s, Wojnarowicz’ artwork turned much more political and he turned embroiled in public debates about medical funding, censorship and the authorized rights of artists. He efficiently sued the anti-LGBT American Family Association, which condemned NEA funding of his artwork in a pamphlet together with unauthorized use of his artwork taken out of context.

“The documentary is exceptionally timely in today’s political landscape, from police brutality, gun control debates, the fight for healthcare, immigration, equality and diversity—David’s work is as relevant today as it was in his time,” World of Wonder mentioned in an announcement. “[It] will examine these issues through that work and add his voice to the resistance.”

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Barbato and Bailey beforehand collaborated with McKim on the 2016 Emmy-winning documentary Out of Iraq, about two troopers who fell in love through the Iraq War. The duo additionally produced and directed the documentary Mapplethorpe: Look on the Pictures, profiling controversial out photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

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