Cibachrome print on aluminium
29.06.06 | 28.08.06
Joanna Laughing,Hotel Paris
In her photographs Nan Goldin depicts events spanning the period of her life. The American artist uses the photography as a visual diary of her own life and of the extended family of friends, drag queens, lovers with whom she has shared her experiences. Nan Goldin's images alternate excesses of alcohol, drugs and sex, domestic scenes of disarming love and intimacy. Her work appears as a collection of "snap shots" which reveal without taboos, friendships and lovers but also the solitude and vulnerability of modern life. Her images, which often realistically portray scenes of intense daily life, have an undeniable emotional life. The violent irruption of AIDS, which defeated many of the earlier protagonists of her photographs, has sharpened the sense of loss that characterises many of her images. The work of Nan Goldin is also a portrait of New York during the '70s and '80s, a world of crazy, genial and undisciplined art that has now disappeared. The artist is considered to be one of the photographers who has most influenced the latest generations.
In her photographs Nan Goldin depicts events spanning the period of her life. The American artist uses the photography as a visual diary of her own life and of the extended ...
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