The best art being made today is by people who are bucking the system. David Wojnarowicz is one of them. As a highly visible AIDS activist he was briefly notorious in 1989 for having been scapegoat by the NEA in the Artists Space skirmish (as a writer in the catalogue, he had the nerve to name names in a text entitled "Post Cards from America: X-Rays from Hell"). In June1990 he brought suit against Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association. More important, as an artist he has cut through the sentiment and guilt surrounding the AIDS crisis and made art directly about homosexuality. In his determination to make the private public, he has also gone beyond specific thematic material to forge a unique combination of politics and spirituality, of the known and unknown.