The Chazen Museum of Art’s collection includes David Wojnarowicz’s Untitled (Sometimes I Come to Hate People), 1992.
In this work, David has silkscreened an excerpt from his essay “Spiral,” from Memories That Smell Like Gasoline, 1992, over a photo of a pair of bandaged hands: “I look familiar but I am a complete stranger being mistaken for my former selves … I am an empty stranger, a carbon copy of my form. I can no longer find what I’m looking for outside of myself. It doesn’t exist out there. Maybe it’s only in here, inside my head. But my head is glass and my eyes have stopped being cameras, the tape has run out and nobody’s words can touch me.”
The museum displayed this work in honor of World AIDS Day.
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