Tate Modern says Wojnarowicz's work remains a crucial, inspiring response to the mortality, decay and rage that defined his era
While artists, foundations and activists continue to protest the Smithsonian's decision to pull David Wojnarowicz's video from an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, many museums, including the Tate Modern, are lining up to show the disputed video.
The Tate Modern will present a selection of films and readings to reconsider David Wojnarowicz's powerful work in the light of recent efforts to distort its intentions and legacy. The programme will include A Fire in My Belly plus Wojnarowicz's collaboration with Ben Neill, ITSOFOMO (in the shadow of forward motion). Other material will be screened along with readings of the artist's writings by local artists and writers.
This link takes you to the Tate's release on the Wojnarowicz event scheduled for 22 January 2011.
Image: David Wojnarowicz, A Fire in My Belly (1987), video still