$20,000 toward Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz, an exhibition organized by curator Dan Cameron, including a catalogue with essays by Cameron, Mysoon Rizk, and John Carlin. Wojnarowicz was a member of New York’s first wave of East Village artists in the early 1980s. His diverse body of work integrated painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and photography with poignant autobiographical details, frequently drawing upon political and tragic aspects of human experience such as the AIDS epidemic.
$12,500 toward the organization and preservation of hundreds of hours of the artist’s film and video footage given to New York University’s Fales Library by the Wojnarowicz estate. Once preserved and duplicated, the films, largely unseen and unknown, will be shown to the public at selected venues.
$20,000 toward the acquisition of the 1982 painting Untitled by Wojnarowicz, a native of New Jersey, who worked and lived in New York. His diverse body of work integrates painting, drawing, and occasionally photography with autobiographical details, frequently drawing upon tragic aspects of the human experience such as the AIDS epidemic.