The July 2018 program "Films and Videos by David Wojnarowicz and Collaborators" hosted by The Block Museum, was held in conjunction with Iceberg Projects exhibition David Wojnarowicz: Flesh of My Flesh (June 23–August 4, 2018).
Following the film presentation, exhibition curator Dr. Daniel S. Berger hosted a conversation with recently retired director of University Galleries at Illinois State University, Barry Blinderman. Blinderman organized the artist’s first major museum retrospective, David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame, in 1990. He had the rare experience of working with Wojnarowicz throughout the artist’s visits to Normal, Illinois, from 1989-1990, during which time Wojnarowicz created some of his most important late work. Their discussion included Blinderman’s experience of working with David Wojnarowicz during his lifetime and provided a view into Wojnarowicz’s practice and symbology.
Dr. Daniel S. Berger is a leading HIV specialist in the United States and an active patron of the arts. He is co-editor of Militant Eroticism: The Art+Positive Archives and founder and director of Iceberg Projects, an alternative exhibition space in Chicago.
July 22, 2018
The Block Museum of Art