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The 5pm Post – “Transformer responds to censorship with all day screening of David Wojnarowicz’ A Fire in My Belly”

by Prince Of Petworth December 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm 17 Comments

From a transformer press release:

The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution
have CENSORED the 1987 video work
A Fire in My Belly, by David Wojnarowicz.

Under pressure from the Catholic League, The Smithsonian Institution has removed this work from the National Portrait Gallery’s current
Hide/Seek exhibition.

Transformer will begin showing this important video work
in our 1404 P Street, NW Washington, DC storefront project space
beginning at 1 pm today.

Youtube version here

For more information see Blake Gopnik’s
article in today’s Washington Post

In honor of World AIDS Day & Day With(out) Art, and the many alternative art spaces, visual arts organizations, artists, and activists around the world that have paved the path for freedom of expression & the existence of experimental arts venues like Transformer that champion the artist’s voice without constraints, we are proud to be able to share this work with DC audiences.

Many thanks to Patrick O’Connell and Visual AIDS for inspiration.
Additional thanks to our colleagues at Provisions Library.

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