Literary Nonfiction. Art. LGBTQIA Studies. HIV/AIDS. David Wojnarowicz is one of the most important artists emerging from the New York art world of the 1980's. While his work spanned less than 20 years—his life was cut short due to AIDS at the age of 37—he created a large body of work in collage, painting, performance, sculpture, writing and video. The exhibition at Iceberg Projects in 2018, David Wojnarowicz: Flesh of My Flesh, is the first solo show of the artist in Chicago, focusing on corporeal themes and motifs that he used throughout his career.The book is richly illustrated and documents the exhibition at Iceberg Projects, the film program at the Block Museum at Northwestern University, and the transcipt of Dr. Daniel S. Berger and Barry Blinderman in conversation. It also includes essays of Dr. Berger, Elijah Burgher, and Wendy Olsoff.
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Dr. Daniel Berger is a leading HIV specialist in the U.S. and an active patron of the arts. He is Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago and medical director and founder of Northstar Medical Center, the largest private HIV treatment and research center in the Greater Chicago area. Berger has conducted more than 200 HIV-related clinical research trials and has published extensively in journals including the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine and was a contributor to HIV – The First Year: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. In 2006, he was honored by Test Positive Aware Network with a Charles E. Clifton Leadership Award for his years of service to the HIV community.Berger is an avid collector of contemporary art, focusing on works by queer artists and artists of African descent. In 2010, he founded Iceberg Projects, a Chicago alternative exhibition space. In 2015, Berger acquired the archives of Art+Positive, an important affinity group of ACT UP New York and in 2015, he with co-editor John Neff, published Militant Eroticism, The Art+Positive Archives (Sternberg Press). He is a member of the Board of Governors at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, serves on the Collections Committee for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Board of Trustees of the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York City.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA