MoMA Announces Acquisition of David Wojnarowicz’s Film A Fire in My Belly

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NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art has acquired a complete version of A Fire in My Belly (1986–87) by David Wojnarowicz—both its original 13-minute version and a 7-minute excerpt made by the artist—announced MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry today. MoMA is the first institution to acquire the video, and it goes on view today in the Museum’s exhibition Contemporary Art from the Collection, a focused examination of artistic practice since the late 1960s that considers how current events from the last 40 years have shaped artists’ work. Also joining the collection are media works by Harun Farocki, Andrea Fraser, Dan Graham, Dorit Margreiter, and a collective of young artists who critically engage social and political issues in their work. Wojnarowicz (American