Era: 1989—CENSORSHIP

December 7 1989: performs ITSOFOMO with Ben Neill at The Kitchen

Andreas Sterzing, David Wojnarowicz performing in ITSOFOMO (In the Shadow of Forward Motion) at The Kitchen, 1989. Photo copyright and courtesy Andreas Sterzing.

December 1, 1989: First Day Without Art

David Wojnarowicz at “In Memoriam: A Gathering of Hope A Day Without Art”  MoMA  November 30 1989

November 15 1989: Attends Cookie Mueller’s Memorial

David Wojnarowicz journal after meeting NEA Chairman John Frohnmayer September 15, 1989 punctuated with "Cookie's Funeral 7:30"

November 14, 1989: Leonard Bernstein refuses National Medal of Arts

New York Times article on Leonard Bernstein refusal of National Medal of Arts, November 16, 1989

November 15, 1989: “Witnesses” Opens at Artists Space

"Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing" invitation. New York: Artists Space, 1989.

November 10, 1989: Cookie Mueller Dies of AIDS, Age 40

Nan Goldin, Cookie Laughing, 1985. Courtesy the artist, Copyright: Nan Goldin.

November 8, 1989: NEA Withdraws Funding of “Witnesses” show

Statement by John E. Frohnmayer, Chairman, NEA witholding payment of grant to Artists Space designated for "Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing"

November 8, 1989: Right Wing Press Attacks “Witnesses” Show

David's drawing of voodoo doll over 1989 New York Post editorial opposing NEA funding for Artists Space "Witness Against Our Vanishing" show

September 14, 1989: Vitorio Scarpati Dies of AIDS, Age 43

Nan Goldin, Cookie and Vittorio's Wedding, 1986. Courtesy the artist, Copyright: Nan Goldin.

September 1989: Writes “Post Cards from America: X-Rays from Hell”

"Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing" exhibition Catalogue. New York: Artists Space, 1989.