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Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly”

The International Center of Photography is currently displaying David Wojnarowicz’s (1954–1992) A Fire in My Belly, 1987. This provocative, unfinished video collage was removed from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. by the Smithsonian due to pressure from the Catholic League and multiple politicians, most notably, incoming House speaker, Rep. John Boehner. A Fire in My Belly is Wojnarowicz’s response to his own plight against AIDS and also that of his friends. On display until February 13.

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