Posts tagged "Art"
In his personal Facebook posts, Wexner Center Film/Video curator Dave Filipi has made no bones about sharing in the righteous indignation surrounding the Smithsonian’s decision to pull David Wojnarowicz’s Fire in My Belly from its Hide/Seek show of portraiture. While Smithsonian visitors are being left in the dark on this one - and anyone who tries to change the situation is asking for trouble - the Wex’s Film/Video staff has made last-minute arrangements to present Fire in My Belly in Columbus.
The 13-minute, 1989 work presenting a first-person perspective of the ravaging effects of AIDS on the LGBT community will screen today at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., along with a short with background information and the four-minute edited version of the original piece, which was being presented in Hide/Seek. Discussion will follow the 4:30 show. I’ve seen a few minutes; although it’s dated in a way that speaks to the difficulties of working in a still-emerging, tech-reliant medium, the emotion behind it remains undiluted and fiery.
Then at 7 p.m. tonight, the Wex continues its terrific Secret Cinema series. The curators won’t say what the selection is - you just have to trust them. But they have offered a photo clue, pictured above.
Click here for more info on both programs.