Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing. Nan Goldin, Cookie Mueller David Wojnarowicz, Linda Yablonsky, Susan Wyatt, organizer, contributors. Artists Space. 1989.

Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing.

Artists Space, 1989. Item #2381

Saddle-stitched in wrappers. Catalog for the landmark exhibition organized by Nan Goldin at Artists Space in New York City, Nov. 16, 1989–Jan. 6, 1990. The exhibition was among the first to deal exclusively with AIDS, and the catalog provided a platform for artists to make personal statements in reaction to the AIDS crisis. David Wojnarowicz's fierce essay, "Postcards from America: X-Rays from Hell," set off a firestorm of controversy (detailed by C. Carr, Fire in the Belly) as Artists Space was to receive a grant from the NEA for the project. This exhibition included essays and statements by Nan Goldin, David Wojnarowicz, Cookie Mueller, Linda Yablonsky, and Susan Wyatt and artworks by Jane Dickson, Peter Hujar, Mark Morrisroe, James Nares, Kiki Smith, and Janet Stein, among others. Very near fine with a tiny shallow bend to upper right corner of cover (not affecting pages). Scarce and important document.

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