David Wojnarowicz (September 14, 1954 – July 22, 1992) is the subject of our upcoming documentary film, Wojnarowicz: F—k You F-ggot F—ker. David Wojnarowicz died 28 years ago this week from AIDS and government neglect. The film remembers his legacy, his life, his art, and activism.
The film, a collage-like and incisive look at the artist, showcases how his powerful and unapologetic way of seeing the world gave voice to queer rights at a critical time in American history.
Wojnarowicz was a fearless and prominent painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, songwriter/recording artist, and AIDS activist in the New York City art world.
He refused to acquire a signature style, and instead adopted a range of techniques that radically intersected political activism with his own personal narratives about the AIDS crisis and culture wars occuring during the late ’80s and early ’90s.
His work has been exhibited in well-known East Village galleries and major New York City landmarks, and continues to make an impact today.
David’s work could be a master class in surviving 2020.
The film is directed by Emmy Award-winning director, Chris McKim (who previously worked on Emmy Award-winning film, Out of Iraq), and produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and McKim. The cast includes David Wojnarowicz himself, Fran Lebowitz, Peter Hujar, Kiki Smith, Richard Kern, Nan Goldin, Carlo McCormick, and the band, 3 Teens Kill 4.
Stay tuned for Wojnarowicz: F—k You F-ggot F—ker, coming soon.