Future exhibitions exhibition
David Wojnarowicz was an unclassifiable artist from the New York undergroung scene of the 1980s.
David Wojnarowicz was a musician, painter, poet, photograph, videast and writer. Born into a difficult family context with a violent father, he left school at sixteen, and became familiar with street life, drugs and prostitution. In New York, he created a powerful and militant expression, working alongside major artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat, Kathy Acker, Keith Haring, Lydia Lunch, Nan Goldin, Richard Kern and Peter Hujar, with whom he became lover. His works denounced the inaction and the hypocrisy of the US Government, as well as conformism and materialism, symbols of the American Dream. His voice acquires a universal and timeless dimension that paints the portrait of a sick society which does not accept the difference. David Wojnarowicz died from the virus at 37.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York