Whitney Museum Alters Wall Text for David Wojnarowicz Exhibit, Following Protest – Artforum International

Shortly after the New York chapter of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) convened at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s David Wojnarowicz retrospective to protest its alleged framing of the HIV/AIDS crisis as a historical event and not an ongoing crisis, the institution modified its wall text to address the activists’ concerns.Organizers of the first action, which took place on Friday, July 27, also criticized the show, “History Keeps Me Awake at Night,” curated by David Breslin and David Kiehl, for not mentioning Wojnarowicz’s involvement with ACT UP—the artist was an active member

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