Visibility, Potency and Meaning: Making Sense of Art at the Crosshairs

Protestors walk across town to the National Portrait Gallery to protest the censorship of the video by David Wojnarowicz, a gay artist who died from AIDS in 1992, called “Fire in My Belly.”

Bill O’Leary for the Washington Post, protest on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery, December 2010. Courtesy of the Washington Post.

Bill O’Leary for the Washington Post, protest on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery, December 2010. Courtesy of the Washington Post.

Washington, DC – December 2:
Victoria Reis, foreground, founder of Transformer gallery, stands with protestors holding a mask of the censored artist, on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery to protest the censorship of the video by David Wojnarowicz, a gay artist who died from AIDS in 1992, called “Fire in My Belly.”, December, 02, 2010 in Washington, DC.
(Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)