Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well

Member Tour and Luncheon

Tour & Luncheon

The Society for Contemporary Art invites members for a special guided tour of the exhibition Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well. Robyn Farrell, Assistant Curator and Solveig Nelson, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Time-Based Media, will lead tours. The artist will join attendees for the luncheon following.


Since the late 1980s, writer, artist, and activist Gregg Bordowitz has made diverse works—essays, poems, performances, drawings, sculpture, and videos—that explore his Jewish, gay, and bisexual identities within the context of the ongoing AIDS crisis. I Wanna Be Well—named after the 1977 Ramones song—marks the first comprehensive overview of the artist’s prodigious career, which spans three decades of production. Moving between multiple genres including video, art made for television, published poems, site-specific installation, live performance, and rare selections from the artist’s personal archive and library, the exhibition contemplates an expanded concept of portraiture as a mode of political and artistic address.

© Gregg Bordowitz. Courtesy of Video Data Bank,, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.