Wednesday, 22 June 2016

NAN GOLDIN: THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY

"Philippe H. and Suzanne Kissing at Euthanasia, New York City," 1981.

Nan Goldin - the iconic American photographer who recently captured club kids for McQ's SS16
campaign - has opened a monumental exhibition at New York's MoMA, featuring her rare, diaristic photography series, "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency", which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.
"Rise and Monty Kissing, New York City," 1980. 


The visual diary, which chronicles the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends, family, and lovers, described by Goldin as her “tribe", was first published in 1986.
Featuring 700-snapshots in Goldin's signature intimate take on portraiture, the deeply personal narrative is formed out of the artist’s own experiences around Boston, New York, Berlin, and elsewhere in the late 1970s, 1980s, and beyond.
Titled after a song in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, Goldin described the diary as, “My form of control over my life. It allows me to obsessively record every detail. It enables me to remember.” 

The exhibition runs until Feb 12th 2017, for more info head HERE.

 

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