Fotograf Magazine

David Wojnarowicz

Close to the Knives

Even several decades after the death of the versatile American artist David Wojnarowicz, his works have lost nothing of their urgency. Somewhere on the borders of brutality and fragility, he spoke through images, texts, films, collages and objects about injustice, suffering and the need for change. The scattering of his ashes on the grass in front of the White House, realized in 1996 by the ACT UP movement, seems to capture the darkness he represented, as well as the determination to fully devote oneself to the struggle for another world that may yet come.

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