David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame

Main Gallery Jul 26–Sep 5, 1990

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Jul 26–Sep 5, 1990





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90 David Wojnarovicz
Tongues of Flames, 1990, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art
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Tongues of Flame, the first comprehensive solo exhibition of the work of New York artist David Wojnarowicz, included paintings, sculpture, photography, film, video, and collage. Wojnarowicz’s powerful works explored such issues as AIDS, homophobia, ecological neglect, spirituality, and racial intolerance. Organized by the Illinois State University Art Galleries, the exhibition included a lecture by the artist and the curator, Barry Blinderman, as well as an opening-night monologue by the artist.