NAN GOLDIN: BERLIN WORK 1984-2009
The exhibition Nan Goldin – Berlin Work is the first opportunity to see a large number of well-known, but
also previously unpublished works by this American artist, produced since the 1980s during her numerous visits to Berlin.
edited by: Matteo Menotto
Nan Goldin (*1953 in Washington, D .C.) began taking photographs as a teenager. She left home when she was 14 and was soon attending the alternative Satya Community School, where she became obsessed with preserving her life in pictures. Goldin’s themes, then as now, are drawn from her immediate environment – her relationships and the circle of friends she has always called her “family”. In Boston, she observed and recorded the night life of drag queens in the bar “The Other Side” from 1972, later – in 1974 – enrolling to study Photography. In 1978 she moved to New York, devoting herself primarily to depicting the day-to-day lives of her friends in a bohemian milieu of film-makers, artists and musicians. Her first major slide show, “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”, was a great success, sparking worldwide interest in her work and largely establishing her continuing place in the history of photography. By presenting her images as a narrative sequence of slides, Nan Goldin was both exploring an affinity between photography and cinema and creating an entirely new form of subjective expression by concentrating on deeply personal extracts from her own life.
NAN GOLDIN. BERLIN WORK
Fotografien 1984 bis 2009
Ausstellung: 20. November 2010 – 28. März 2011
Berlinischegalerie – Alte Jakobstraße 124-128 / 10969 Berlin