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Latest edition: Hujar, Wojnarowicz: Art, AIDS & Challenge of Retrospection

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 26, 2018.

First aired: May 11, 2018.

1980’s Art – turbulent and provocative – arose out of the AIDS epidemic. Two major art exhibits on view in New York City – one universally-acclaimed, the other overwhelmingly-anticipated: "Peter Hujar: Speed of Life" and "David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night."

The artists’ lives were singular and intertwined: personal and political, formal and furious, playful and profane. What does this art and the lives of these masterful artists have to do with the art and activism of today?

The Hujar retrospective ends before the Wojnarowicz retrospective arrives. Laura Flanders and her guests bring the exhibits together in a frank and probing discussion: David Kiehl of the Whitney, Joel Smith of the Morgan, Pamela Sneed, artist, author, educator.

Guest List

David Kiehl Curator Emeritus, Whitney Museum of American Art

Joel Smith Richael L. Menschel Curator of Photography, The Morgan Library & Museum

Pamela Sneed Artist, author, educator

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