David Wojnarowicz


How AIDS Changed Art Forever

Three recent exhibitions show that though HIV is no longer a death sentence, the art world is still grappling with its psychological toll.
Muri Assunção

New Novel Explores Queer Life and Terrorism in 1990s Greece

When Cara Hoffman started writing 'Running,' she couldn't predict its parallels to politics today.
Mitchell Sunderland

Why the Ashes of People With AIDS on the White House Lawn Matter

Twenty years ago, in response to government officials' failure to adequately respond to AIDS, ACT UP brought the bodies their inaction murdered to a place they couldn't be ignored—their front lawn.
Jason Silverstein

Why New York Is So Terrifying and Alienating

In her new book, <i>The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone</i>, Olivia Laing explores the way various artists across several decades have interpreted New York's ability to alienate and exclude its inhabitants.
Patrick Lyons

Censorship Is the Dirty Little Secret of the Art World

"Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship," an exhibit curated by Jennifer Tyburczy, looks at the erased history of censored art.
Hugh Ryan
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue

The Final Secret of David Wojnarowicz

Since he died of AIDS, David Wojnarowicz has been the subject of a movie, a biography, and an upcoming Whitney retrospective, but he has one last secret: the Magic Box.
Hugh Ryan

The Golden Age of the Cockroach

The cockroach was a cultural muse of the 20th century, but it's curiously absent in the 21st. We’re looking at a generation of artists that didn’t grow up with roaches, that don’t live with them, that don’t relate to them, that don’t even know where to...
John Reed