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Rizk, Mysoon: "Looking at “Animals in Pants”. The Case of David Wojnarowicz." In: Topia 21 (2009), S. 137–159. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Rizk2009
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Keywords: Art, Authenticity, Disease, Identity, Photography, Randformen des Comics, USA, Wojnarowicz. David
Creators: Rizk
Collection: Topia
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Abstract
Before dying of AIDS-related illnesses, New York-based artist David Wojnarowicz (1954–92) drew attention to the injurious artificiality of divisions both between human and non-human animals as well as within the Homo sapiens species itself, in particular with regard to its exclusion and condemnation of homosexuality. Engagements outside the “clockwork of civilization”—homosexual relations, natural disasters, animal behaviour, bodily contagion—could, Wojnarowicz argued, facilitate critical shifts in perspective. Notwithstanding its zoological references, his work muddies and upsets taxonomic hierarchies and boundaries by subverting normative territorial binds to identity, family, community, nation and even species.
  
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