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Cruising Ghosts: David Wojnarowicz’s Queer Antecedents

Fiona Anderson

in Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

As Wojnarowicz’s waterfront writing developed in the late 1970s, he looked for new ways to represent the strange temporality of the ruined waterfront. The figure of the ghost became the ideal symbol ... More


The Whole World and the Cemetery: The Queer Visual Culture of Ruins

Fiona Anderson

in Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores how David Wojnarowicz and other New York artists, including Peter Hujar and Paul Thek, engaged with ruins visually in their artwork from the 1950s to the early 1980s. I am ... More


Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Fiona Anderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Cruising the Dead River traces the queer history of the cruising ground of Manhattan’s West Side piers in the 1970s and early 1980s, arguing that the ruined buildings that dominated this queer ... More


Introduction: Queer at the Water’s Edge

Fiona Anderson

in Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter introduces the key material features of the ruined waterfront and some of the political and economic circumstances surrounding its abandonment in the 1960s. These histories are connected ... More


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