Tongues of Flame
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128 pages. Published by University Galleries of Illinois State University.
Through searing images evoked in paintings, photographs, performance and text, Whitney Collection artist David Wojnarowicz exposes the duplicity and soullessness of an illusory "one-tribe nation" promoted by media, government and organized religion. Adamant about counteracting the invisibility he feels as a gay man in missionary-position society, Wojnarowicz fights back with intensely colored visions of sexual diversity, surreal tableaux of the military-industrial complex's war against nature, and words so naked and jarring as to stun the reader with their feverish pitch of anger and desire. This document of cultural turbulence, deemed "an orgy of degenrate depravity" by Congressman Dana Rograbacher, features five autobiographical essays by the artist, one hundred color and black and white reporductions, an interview with Barry Blinderman, and essays by Carol McCormick, John Carlin, and Curtis White.
|128 pages. Published by University Galleries of Illinois State University.|