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David Kiehl - Artist Archives Symposium

This talk is from the initial Artist Archives Symposium, celebrating the launch of the David Wojnarowicz Knowledge Base on April 21, 2017 at the Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University. This is an information resource devoted to the multidisciplinary artist/activist David Wojnarowicz. It is the first undertaking of the Artist Archives Project. The Artist Archives Project develops information resources for the display and conservation of contemporary art. The initiative responds to a growing need for museum and archive professionals to work with artists in documenting their production methods, and building knowledge for future exhibition or re-activation of their work.

David Kiehl of the Whitney Museum of American Art talks about the unique power of David Wojnarowicz's work and why it, his artistic processes, and stories from his personal artistic circle so need to be preserved. David Kiehl co-curated “David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night,” an exhibition on view at The Whitney July 13 - September 30, 2018.