“Hide/Seek” Arrives In Brooklyn

It is on my to-do list to see “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” which, according to the NY Times, is ‘a diligent exhibition centering on 20th-century portraits and self-portraits of or by gay artists, is now at the Brooklyn Museum, and it is more or less intact. (Pictured is Catherine Opie’s “Papa Bear.”) Which is to say that once again, nearly a year after it was first mounted at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, it includes “A Fire in My Belly,” a four-minute excerpt from a video made…by David Wojnarowicz, who died of AIDS in 1992.’

Leave a Comment