John Waters: Change of Life
February 7 - April 15, 2004
New Museum of Contemporary Art
583 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets)
New York, NY 10012
Over four decades, the controversial and celebrated film director John Waters-once crowned "The Pope of Trash" by William Burroughs and more recently hailed as the original voice behind Broadway's smash-hit musical Hairspray-has tested the boundaries that separate the margins of culture from the mainstream. Always eager to raise the issues that polite society works so hard to suppress-such as race, religion, sex, and class-Waters aims to liberate us from the binds of social norms and restrictions. To that end, he has created provocative, hilarious, and important films, and in a more recent change of life, has added photography to his repertoire.