David Wojnarowicz’s Work in the Fast-Fragmenting Time of Aids

Since his childhood, Wojnarowicz’s environment was gripped with violence, and violence, too, seeped into his visual and written essays that acknowledge the struggles of a queer artist with the voice of a dying artist that fights back with howling fury.  One of his most striking images is “Silence = Death,” the slogan of Aids activists: a photograph of himself with a stitched mouth.

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