Past Events

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  • 4/6-13
  • 4/7/11
  • 4/9/11
  • 4/5/11
    • Censorship and Art: David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly”
      5-6:30pm
      9 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063

      The Smith College Museum of Art will host a screening and panel discussion of David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly,” a video that was controversially removed from the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition, “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” in December 2010. Frazer Ward, Smith College Professor of 20th Century Art, will introduce the screening (of seven- and fourteen- minute versions of the video) and moderate an interdisciplinary panel discussion. Panel includes Alexandra Keller, Film Studies; Daniel Rivers, Study of Women and Gender; and Jennifer Walters, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life. Q&A and community discussion will follow. April 5, 5:00 p.m., Smith College, Weinstein Auditorium.

      The screening and discussion will precede and provide material for discussion at a lecture by Hide/Seek co-curator, David Ward, at Smith, Stoddard Hall Auditorium, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.

      This event also marks the beginning of the continuous screening of the two versions of “A Fire in My Belly” during regular Smith College Museum of Art hours from April 6 through 13.

  • 3/4/11
    • LaGrange Deep Ellum
      6:30pm
      2704 Elm Street, Dallas, TX

      Blood, Shame, Pain, and Ecstasy is the first installment of Contemplative Cinema, a new screening series of experimental and alternative film and video that will take place at LaGrange in Deep Ellum on the first Friday of every month starting on March 4th. There will be a suggested donation of $7. 21+ only.

  • 1/26 – 3/3
  • 1/18 – 2/25
    • C*NSORSHIP: a p*nel discuss**n at SFAI Santa Fe
      6pm Tipton Hall
      1600 Saint Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505

      In 1987, the year Wojnarowicz finished the film, the climate around AIDS was heated, and controversial. It was the year gay activists formed ACT UP, And the Band Played On was published, and Cleve Jones stitched the first panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt. It was also the year that many were shocked to learn Princess Diana had shaken hands with an AIDS patient with an ungloved hand, the Williamson City Pool was shut down because Mike Sisco, a gay man living with AIDS, entered the pool, and it was the first time President Reagan had publicly uttered the word “AIDS.” By then, over 41,000 Americans had already died from the disease.

      At the conclusion of the screening, on Friday evening, February 25th, the SFAI will host a panel discussion on censorship with distinguished panelists: Robert Atkins, Roberto Bedoya, Jan Brooks, Harmony Hammond, Lucy Lippard. Moderated by Zane Fischer.

      “Bottom line, if people don’t say what they believe, those ideas and feelings get lost. If they are lost often enough, those ideas and feelings never return.” – David Wojnarowicz

      $10 general admission | $5 students/seniors/members. For more information about this or any SFAI event, please contact Michelle Laflamme-Childs at mchilds@sfai.org or call (505) 424-5050.

  • 1/18 – 2/25
    • SFAI Santa Fe
      9am – 5pm, M-F
      1600 Saint Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505

      In reaction to the National Portrait Gallery’s decision to remove David Wojnarowicz’s film, “A Fire in My Belly”, from the exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, the Santa Fe Art Institute will screen the film beginning January 18th and running through February 25th. These screenings will act in support of Wojnarowicz’s important and complex work and in protest to the NPG’s conviction that the censorship of the work serves as an appropriate response to the controversy sparked by right-wing religious and political figures.

  • 2/23/11
    • Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College
      5pm, Red Pit
      198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY

      Screening and discussion of A Fire In My Belly by David Wojnarowicz.

      Following the screening of the film there will be a panel discussion on how the work fits within Wojnarowicz’s larger body of work, avant garde film, and the art scene in the 1980s. The group will also discuss its recent removal from an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and the possible implications for museums.

      Panel participants include Associate Professor of Art Katharine Kuharic, Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Rodriguez-Plate and Visiting Professor of Cinema and New Media Studies Scott MacDonald. The panel will be moderated by Ian Berry, consulting director of the Emerson Gallery.

  • 2/18/11
    • Tang Museum, Skidmore College
      4pm, Payne Room
      815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

      HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Art: a conversation with Jonathan D. Katz, Director of Visual Studies Doctoral Program, University at Buffalo and Ian Berry, Malloy Curator, Tang Museum.

      Presentation of this ground breaking exhibition followed by a screening of A Fire in My Belly (1987) by David Wojnarowicz. Discussion of the film, its recent removal from the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and the possible implications for arts institutions and art history.

  • 2/17/11
  • 2/16/11
    • Tyler School of Art, Temple University presents:
      Eleven Seconds out of 113 Years: An(ant)tomy of a Conflict, a lecture by Jonathan Katz

      4pm
      2001 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

      The Art History Department of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, along with fourteen other units in the University, is sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Jonathan Katz, entitled “Eleven Seconds out of 113 Years: An(ant)tomy of a Conflict,” on February 16, 2011, 4:00 pm, Tyler B004. The lecture, to be followed by a question-and-answer session, will address the stakes of our repeated cultural skirmishes over the depiction of same sex desire and why Katz now understands this latest flare up as an unprecedented, and definitive, victory. Temple Gallery will screen David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly” on February 14 and 15. Tyler recently ran a bus to the National Portrait Gallery, where David Ward, “Hide/Seek” co-curator, led a tour of over 50 students and faculty. Temple University has a particular involvement in this issue: exactly twenty years ago at the height of the “culture wars,” Temple Gallery hosted the exhibition: “David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame,” and in conjunction, held a symposium “AIDS: Issues in Representation.”

  • 12/9/10 -
  • 12/9 – 2/13/11
  • 2/15/11
    • Casa Libre en la Solana
      7pm
      228 N. 4th Avenue #2 Tucson, AZ 85705

      Casa Libre is thrilled to present David Wojnarowicz’ A Fire in My Belly in response to the Smithsonian’s removal of this important work from their exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” at the National Portrait Gallery. This film explores the relationships between violence and beauty, oppression and the body, silence and complicity.

      We will screen two versions of the film (which total 20 minutes) and follow with an open discussion. For more information about the controversy surrounding the film, please see the statements below.

  • 12/8/10 – 2/13/11
    • Real Art Ways
      T-TH & SU: 2-10pm, F & SA: 2-11pm
      56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT

      In addition to screening A Fire in My Belly, Real Art Ways is displaying a copy of “Untitled (One Day This Kid…)” and is offering free postcards of the work for visitors. Real Art Ways showed “Untitled (One Day This Kid…)” in its 1990 show AIDS/SIDA.

  • 1/13 – 2/13
    • Museum of Censored Art
      11:30-7pm — the same hours as the National Portrait Gallery.
      799 F Street NW, Washington, DC

      The Museum of Censored Art is screening A Fire In My Belly for the duration of the Hide/Seek Exhibition. The Museum’s goals are to: restore the art censored by the Smithsonian to the exhibit from which it was removed, keep art censored by the Smithsonian visible and accessible to the public, and to hold the Smithsonian accountable for its actions.

  • 1/3-2/13
    • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
      Thu-Tues 11–5 PM, 11-7pm Third Thursday of the Month
      1100 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

      MCASD is featuring two versions of Wojnarowicz’s 1987 video A Fire in My Belly. They will be screened on a continuous loop during regular gallery hours as part of the ongoing exhibition Home Bodies: Selections from the Permanent Collection in the galleries at 1001 Kettner Blvd., where admission is always free.

  • 12/22-2/13/11
  • 12/16-2/13/11
  • 12/15-2/13/11
  • 12/14-2/13/2011
    • Light Work
      Sun-F 10am-6pm
      316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, New York, 13244

      Light Work will continuously screen A Fire in My Belly until February 13, 2011, the closing date for Hide/Seek at the National Portrait Gallery. Light Work is open Sun-F 10am-6pm, by appointment, and is closed during school holidays.

  • 12/14 – 2/13/10
    • International Center of Photography
      Ongoing
      1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY

      The ICP is screening A Fire In My Belly until Feb. 13, as long as the Hide/Seek exhibit at the Smithsonian will remain open. The ICP is dedicated to providing a place for multiple voices and encourages cultural debate, and has a longstanding commitment to presenting important work without censorship. Please see Dec. 16 for details about their discussion.

  • 2/7/11
  • 1/4 – 2/6/11
    • The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art
      Tu W F 10am-4pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Sat Sun 11am-5pm
      5550 S. Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

      The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art is screening the silent,13-minute version of Wojnarowicz’s unfinished film will be screened during the first month of the University of Chicago’s winter quarter. It will be shown on a continuous loop as part of the black box video series presented within the Smart Museum’s contemporary galleries.

      A faculty panel discussion about the work and debate surrounding it will take place on a January date TBD. It is organized in collaboration with the University’s art history department and Jenn Sichel, a University of Chicago graduate student who served as a research assistant for Hide/Seek and has been a leading voice in protests against the work’s censorship.

  • 1/6-2/5/11
  • 2/1/11
    • NYU
      7-9pm
      721 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

      Screening and panel discussion of A Fire In My Belly with Marvin Taylor, Thomas Crow, Karen Finley, and Leon Hilton. This event brings together members of the NYU community to address the myriad and ongoing issues raised by the censoring of this important work.

      Reception to follow.

  • 1/31/11
    • PROTEST CENSORSHIP AT THE SMITHSONIAN
      1pm
      Gather outside the Smithsonian Metro station, the Mall entrance

      Tell the Board of Regents – Clough Must Go

      Last November, Smithsonian Institution head G. Wayne Clough touched off a firestorm of controversy when he quickly capitulated to the complaints of right-wing politicians and an anti-gay religious group and ‘removed’ a video work by seminal gay artist David Wojnarowicz from the groundbreaking National Portrait Gallery show Hide/Seek.

      His shocking and unconscionable decision to censor this exhibition triggered widespread condemnation – a New York Times editorial called it “an appalling act of political cowardice” and protesters marched in Washington, New York, and Los Angeles. Today, Clough still refuses to put the video back in the show, and has publicly defended his censorship, saying he would do it again “only handle it better.” He even went so far as to claim the piece should not have been in the show to begin with!

      When the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents meets Monday, Jan. 31 in Washington they’ll be confronting this controversy and Clough’s action for the first time. They have the power to restore the video and fire Clough. We want to be there to let them know that his decision was wrong and it will not stand. Clough’s actions are a clear threat to this country’s largest cultural institution, the Smithsonian.

      To put it simply: Clough Must Go!

      Gather outside the Smithsonian Metro station, the Mall entrance. Then we’ll go to The Castle, Smithsonian Headquarters at 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC.

  • 1/25-1/31
    • Public Space One
      7:30pm / M-F 10-2pm, Tue 6-8pm, Sat 2-4pm
      129 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA, 52240

      Public Space One is hosting a screening and discussion moderated by WiP festival co-founder Andrew Ritchey. The film will also be running during regular gallery hours through the end of the month and then by request thereafter.

  • 1/4 – 1/31
  • 12/16-1/30/11
  • 1/11-1/30/11
  • 1/29/11
    • National Portrait Gallery Presents the Symposium:
      Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship in Sexuality and American Art

      9am-8pm
      F St NW & 8th St NW, Washington, DC

      The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” “Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship in Sexuality and American Art” gathers American art historians who will propose and promote new paradigms for understanding the fraught relationship between sexuality and portraiture. In 11 papers spanning 100 years of American history, themes of racial, sexual and gendered difference will be reassessed to yield new interpretations of the history of modern American art.

      Participants must register to attend the symposium, which will take place at the National Portrait Gallery Jan. 29 in the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Registration is online only.

  • 1/27/11
  • 1/27/11
    • Wright State University presents CENSORED (AGAIN)
      6pm
      3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435

      “A Fire In My Belly” will be publicly screened at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio this Thursday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. Hosted by the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, the two videos from which the censored work was derived will be screened and an open discussion about the climate of censorship will be initiated following the screening.

  • 1/26/11
    • Weatherspoon Art Museum
      4:00-5:00pm
      500 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 2741

      Please join us at the Weatherspoon Art Museum for a screening of David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire In My Belly”. The full 13-minute film will be screened in response to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s recent removal and censorship of a 4 minute-version of the film as part of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture edited by curator Jonathan Katz and Bart Everly with music by Galas and audio from an ACT UP march. Following a viewing of the film, a panel of guests will discuss issues related to censorship in art and the politics of gender as they relate to creative expression and freedom of speech.

      The event is organized in solidarity with the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Queer Explorer’s Club, a collective of queer identifying artists and people in Greensboro. The mission of the Queer Explorer’s Club is to explore the in-between places of gender and the androgynous unknown through collaborative art projects. The QEC also invites you to a performance following the screening at the Green Bean Café at 7:30pm with a performative reading of Wojnarowicz’s “Postcards from America: X-Rays from Hell.”

  • 1/24/11
  • 12/6/10 – 1/23/11
  • 1/11-1/23
  • 12/8/10 – 1/22/11
  • 1/22/11
    • Tate Modern
      7pm
      Bankside, London SE1, United Kingdom

      This event presents a selection of films and readings to reconsider the artist David Wojnarowicz’s powerful work in light of recent efforts to distort its intentions and legacy. The programme includes the recently censored film A Fire in My Belly plus Wojnarowicz’s forceful and compelling collaboration with Ben Neill, ITSOFOMO (In the Shadow of Forward Motion). Other material will be screened, in addition to readings of Wojnarowicz’s acclaimed writings.

      Participants include Wolfgang Tillmans, Emily Roysdon, Matt Wolf, Ian White, Ben Neill, Fiona Anderson and Oreet Ashery.

  • 1/20/11
    • Wayne Clough, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution at Town Hall
      11:30am
      506 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071

      “Clough has come under fire not only for the decision to remove David Wojnarowicz’s 1987 video, “A Fire in My Belly,” from a show about gay-themed portraiture but for thus far not speaking publicly about the controversy.” – LA Times

      Clough envisions a new era for the 164-year-old Institution, expanding the Smithsonian’s global relevance and helping the nation shape its future through research, education and scientific discovery on major topics of the day. One of his first initiatives led to a new strategic plan that speaks to four grand challenges that will bring together the diverse resources of the Smithsonian’s museums and science centers through interdisciplinary approaches.

      The Town Hall Los Angeles program is open to the public; tickets, which include lunch, cost $65 and are available through its website, or by calling (213) 628-8141.

  • 1/20/11
    • Protest Escalating Art Censorship from the Smithsonian to the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)
      11am
      506 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071

      CSPG will join Artists and activists, along with supporters of free speech and free expression, to gather with props and posters to protest the escalation of art censorship. Join us in front of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

      Over-reacting to complaints by Republican congressional leaders, Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Museum, recently removed David Wojnarowicz’s 1987 video, “A Fire in My Belly,” from a critically acclaimed exhibition about gay-themed portraiture. Clough will speak at the Biltmore on January 20th at noon as part of Town Hall Los Angeles public issues series. WE WILL BE THERE TO PROTEST CENSORSHIP OF THE ARTS!

  • 1/20/11
  • 1/19/11
    • Gage Academy of Art
      7:00pm-8:30pm
      1501 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

      Gage Academy of Art is proud to present David Wojnarowicz’s controversial film A Fire in My Belly followed by a public discussion about what censorship means to the artist’s creative process.

      Join three local artists for a viewing of A Fire in My Belly by David Wojnarowicz, followed by a discussion of the film, the current controversy surrounding it, and what censorship means for artists today. Gary Faigin (Gage Artistic Director), Lauren Klenow (Exhibitions & Community Events Coordinator) and Sharon Arnold (Youth Programs Manager), blend historical context and their unique perspectives as artists to open a discussion with the audience about artistic endeavors and the issue of censorship in art.

  • 1/18/11
    • Project Goleb
      7:00pm
      Burg. de Vlugtlaan 125, 1063 BJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      Goleb is pleased to announce the screening of David Wojnarowicz’s film A Fire in my Belly (1987). Taking place in the intimate settings of the studios, the evening will include an introductory presentation of Wojnarowicz’s work and an open invitation for visitors and artists alike to bring material they wish to screen, surrounding the topics of censorship, copyright, and free expression. DVDs and Digital files welcome.

  • 1/12/11
    • Stanford University
      5-9pm
      Dept. of Art & Art History, Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Bldg

      Art Censorship Issues: a Screening of Wojnarowicz’ Fire in My Belly and Panel Discussion. Moderated by Nancy Troy, Chair, Art & Art History Department; Enrique Chagoya, Professor, Art Practice; Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature; Dorian Katz, MFA Candidate, Art Practice; Larry Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum.

  • 1/11/11
  • 1/11/11
  • 1/6/10
    • Akron Art Museum
      6:30pm
      1 South High, Akron, OH

      The Akron Art Museum will screen A Fire In My Belly followed by a casual panel discussion with director, Mitchell Kahan plus a journalist and an artist from the community. Additional details TBA.

  • 1/6/10
    • Gallery 101
      7:30pm
      301 1/2 Bank Street, unit 1, Ottawa, ON, Canada

      Gallery 101 is hosting two back-to-back screenings of the full-length (30-min) version of A Fire In My Belly with cash bar and refreshments. Suggested donation of $5, with all proceeds donated to the AIDS Committee of Ottawa. Open to the public.

  • 12/18-1/5/11
  • 1/4/10
    • SF MOMA
      5:30pm
      151 3rd St # A, San Francisco, CA

      SFMOMA is hosting a free screening of the full-length (30-min) version of A Fire In My Belly with discussion afterward. The event is free and open to the public.

  • 1/4/10
    • Exit Art
      6:30-8:30PM
      475 Tenth Ave at 36th St. New York, NY 10018

      BRING YOUR IDEAS AND YOUR OUTRAGE! On December 19th, ART+ hit NYC streets 500 strong marching on Fifth Avenue with a loud message for the Smithsonian: put David Wojnarowicz’s video back. Keep up the momentum and join us this Tuesday, January 4th. For more information visit www.artpositive.org.

  • 12/10 – 1/2/2011
  • 12/14 – 12/31
  • 12/16-12/31/11
    • Walker Art Center
      Tues-Sun 11:30am-12:00pm, Th 8:30pm
      725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN

      A Fire In My Belly was made in part as a response to the AIDS-related death of his mentor and former lover, artist Peter Hujar. In the original 13-minute silent film, Wojnarowicz juxtaposes casual black and white footage from the streets of Mexico with iconic images. After Wojnarowicz’s own untimely death from AIDS in 1992, a separate seven-minute version was found in his studio. A 4-minute version, shown at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery as part of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, was edited by curator Jonathan Katz and Bart Everly with music by Galas and audio from an ACT UP march in which David Wojnarowicz’ voice is audible.

  • 12/9 – 12/23
  • 12/9 – 12/20/10
  • 12/9 – 12/23/10
  • 12/20/10
    • Panel Discussion at DCJCC
      6:30pm
      1529 16th St. NW – 16th & Q (entrance on Q), Washington, DC

      In collaboration with writer/activist Catherine V. Dawson and Transformer Gallery, the Washington DC JCC will host hide/SPEAK, a conversation with Hide/Seek co-curator David C, Ward and others, to discuss the events that lead up to the Smithsonian’s removal of David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly video from the exhibition, events that have unfolded since the video was pulled, the social and political implications of the situation, and how we as a community – in all definitions and configurations of “community” – view this particular moment.

      Hide/Seek co-curator David C. Ward will engage in conversation with Tyler Green (editor and writer of Modern Art Notes, U.S. columnist for Modern Paintersmagazine), Victoria Reis (co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director, Transformer), Dafna Steinberg (artist), Ann Loeb Bronfmann Gallery, DCJCC.

  • 12/14-12/20/11
  • 12/9 – 12/19
    • CB1 Gallery
      12pm-9pm
      207 East 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

      Joining the protest against censorship, CB1 Gallery screened the original 13-minute version of David Wojnarowicz’s video, “A Fire in My Belly,” at the gallery during the LA Downtown Art Walk on Thursday December 9. Screening will continue through 12/19 during normal gallery hours.

  • 12/19/10
    • Arthouse at the Jones Center
      Video looping 12-5pm
      700 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

      On Sunday, December 19th, Arthouse will screen David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly. This thirteen minute film (transferred to DVD) is in the midst controversy after it was removed from the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition ‘Hide/Seek: Difference And Desire In American Portraiture.’

  • 12/19/10
  • 12/10 – 12/18
    • Southern Exposure
      12-6pm
      3030 20th St, San Francisco, California

      Southern Exposure (SoEx) joins arts groups across the country in screening artist David Wojnarowicz’s video “A Fire in My Belly” in our Mission District street-front window space from December 10-18, 2010. SoEx shares both the 13 minute version along with the 7-minute short of related material provided by the Wojnarowicz Estate to the National Portrait Gallery. Southern Exposure is proud to share this important work with the public and joins our Bay Area colleagues in a dialog around this work and its censoring by political pressure.

  • 12/14 – 12/17
  • 12/9 – 12/17/10
  • 12/17/10
    • Art and Censorship Panel Discussion
      Organized by PICA and hosted by Museum of Contemporary Craft/PNCA

      6pm
      724 NW Davis, Portland OR 97209

      In support of Wojnarowicz and in solidarity with artists and institutions throughout the city and across the country, PICA has convened a panel discussion on art and censorship. In addition, all of the participating local institutions will screen A Fire in My Belly and provide a selection of books and related materials for the public to learn about the controversy and the life and work of Wojnarowicz.
      Panelists include: Kristan Kennedy, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; Stephanie Snyder, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Gallery, Reed College; Namita Wiggers, Musueum of Contemporary Craft; Matthew Stadler, Publication Studio; Todd Tubutis, Blue Sky Gallery; Portland State University Art Galleries; Charles Voorhies Fine Art Library, Pacific Northwest College of Art; Doug Blandy, University of Oregon Arts and Administration Program; Ramsey Mc Phillips.
      This event is free and open to the public.

  • 12/10-12/18
  • 12/16/10
    • Shooting Studio at the School of the International Center of Photography
      7pm
      1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY

      Video Screening and Conversation: David Wojnarowicz A Fire in My Belly (1986–87). Panelists include: Nayland Blake (co-moderator), chair of the ICP/Bard Master’s program in Advanced Photographic Studies; Joy Episalla, New York-based photography, video and sculpture artist; Jonathan Katz, co-curator of “Hide/Seek” and director of the doctoral program in visual studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo; Kristen Lubben (co-moderator), associate curator at ICP; Amy Scholder, editor of In the Shadow of the American Dream: The Diaries of David Wojnarowicz; Marvin Taylor, director of the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University.

      RSVP required: ecardona@icp.org. The event is free.

  • 12/15/10
    • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
      6pm-8pm
      Glassell School of Art, Freed Auditorium, 5101 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX

      CAMH is hosting a screening and panel discussion of A Fire in My Belly. Panelists Bill Arning, Director, CAMH; James Harithas, Founding Director, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, and former director of CAMH; and Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; will discuss the work, the history of censorship in the arts, and its implications for today. The event is co-sponsored by the Glassell School of Art and will take place in their Freed Auditorium.

  • 12/15/10
  • 12/15/10
    • Eye & Ear Presents: David Wojnarowicz’s “A FIRE IN MY BELLY”
      4:30pm-7:30pm
      Flaxman Theater (Room 1307)
      112 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL

      The Eye & Ear Clinic screening series and the Student Union Galleries (SUGs) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are uniting to present “A Fire In My Belly.” Artist-activist, and chair of the Dept of Film, Video, New Media and Animation, Gregg Bordowitz will present this screening. SUGs will dedicate their video monitor and space to the exhibition of this work starting tomorrow, Tuesday Dec 7. Hide/Seek co-curator Jonathan D. Katz will be joining the discussion via Skype.

  • 12/14/10
    • ArtRage
      7pm
      505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13203

      ArtRage and Light Work will host an emergency screening of David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire in My Belly. Following a screening of the 13-minute video, art historian and critic Nancy Keefe Rhodes and Jeffrey Hoone, CMAC executive director, will be in conversation about the work, its censorship, and possible long-term implications for arts institutions. Organized as a public response to a challenge on artistic and institutional autonomy, this event seeks to reinstate a dialog that congressional and religious conservatives have attempted to stifle.

  • 12/13/10
  • 12/12/10
  • 12/11/10
  • 12/10/10
  • 12/10/10
    • SF Camerawork
      7pm
      657 Mission Street #200, San Francisco, CA

      The 13 minute version of A Fire In My Belly will be followed by a presentation by art historian, writer and activist Robert Atkins who will provide historical context for such right-wing acts of censorship and help lead a panel discussion that will include queer activists, scholars and artists. Robert Atkins, Ian Carter, Kim Anno and other distinguished panelists will elicit audience responses and potential plans for making sure such censoring of exhibitions and ideas do not go unchallenged. The evening will culminate by comments from Jonathan D. Katz, curator of Hide/Seek, who will join us from New York via Skype.

  • 12/10/10
  • 12/9/10
    • The Wexner Center for the Arts
      4:30pm
      1871 North High Street, Columbus, OH

      The Wexner Center will be joining other museums across the country by hosting a screening and discussion focused on David Wojnarowicz’s 1989 film A Fire In My Belly. This is an opportunity to see the artist’s work and to engage in an informal discussion of the art and the issues surrounding it with Wexner Center staff members. We’ll be screening Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly (13 minutes), along with the 7-minute short of related material provided by the Wojnarowicz Estate to the National Portrait Gallery and the four minutes of edited video that was initially included in the HIDE/SEEK exhibition. A discussion will follow and a second screening will take place at 5.30 pm.

  • 12/9/10
  • 12/8/10
  • 12/5/10
  • 12/1/10
  • 2/23/11
    • Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College
      5pm, Red Pit
      198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY

      Screening and discussion of A Fire In My Belly by David Wojnarowicz.

      Following the screening of the film there will be a panel discussion on how the work fits within Wojnarowicz’s larger body of work, avant garde film, and the art scene in the 1980s. The group will also discuss its recent removal from an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and the possible implications for museums.

      Panel participants include Associate Professor of Art Katharine Kuharic, Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Rodriguez-Plate and Visiting Professor of Cinema and New Media Studies Scott MacDonald. The panel will be moderated by Ian Berry, consulting director of the Emerson Gallery.