A Program Celebrating David Wojnarowicz
Presented in cooperation with P.P.O.W Gallery


December 11th, 2010

David Wojnarowicz’s 1987 video A FIRE IN MY BELLY was recently removed from the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute’s exhibition Hide/Seek under pressure from the Catholic League and conservative politicians.

In response, The Nightingale will screen the work on Saturday, December 11 at the top of every hour starting at 1 pm through Midnight and at 7pm will present a program of queer portraits including work by Nick Edelberg, Neil Bartlett, Chris Spinelli, Dorian Bonelli & Siegfried Konig. The screening was co-curated by Ethan White, Threat Level, and Christy LeMaster with the support of the P.P.O.W Gallery and The Video Data Bank.

The Eye & Ear Clinic (SAIC 112 S. Michigan) will present the work at 4:45pm on Wednesday, December 15. Artist-activist, and chair of the dept of Film, Video, New Media and Animation, Gregg Bordowitz will present this screening. Jonathan D. Katz, curator of Hide/Seek, will skype in for a chat at 4:45 exactly!

The Student Union Galleries (SUGs) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago SUGs will dedicate their video monitor and space to the exhibition of this work starting Wednesday, December 8th!

Chances Dances will screen the work during their regular Dance Party on Monday, December 20th at Subterranean (2011 W. North).

If you are interested in finding out how to show this work yourself, contact the Estate of David Wojnarowicz at info@ppowgallery.com.

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