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NAN GOLDIN – THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY

Sep 18, 2017 admin

From the New York’s MoMa, one of the most famous works of the well-known north-American photographer.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography of the Milan’s Triennale, is going to kick off the exhibition titled The Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin, one of the milestones of contemporary photography. Curatorship by François Hébel,

After being exhibited at the New York’s MoMa in the early 2017, following the first publication in 1986, Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency for the first time arrived to Italy – from September, 19, to November 26.

The Ballad is the most popular and lucky work of the North-American photographer, a work in progress started in the late 1970s, early 1980s and continuously updated, and that is now considered one of the masterpieces of contemporary photography.

It consists of almost 700 snapshot-like color portraits edited like a movie and lasting 45 minutes, accompanied by an evocative music soundtrack ranging from punk to opera. A visual, universal and autobiographic journal, very intimate yet, describing human fragility, the endless tension between individuality and the need of relationship. A series of pictures talking about life, sex, transgression, drugs, friendship and loneliness.

Nan Goldin portraits herself and the rough lives of her friends in the downtown of Boston, New York, London and Berlin, between the 1970s and the 1980s. A very instinctive lifestyle, that didn’t care about appearance and tended toward extreme situations, without mediation. Her artistic path fully corresponded to her tormented, rough yet fascinating life, and created a genre. Her pictures have been used, studied and imitated in every part of the world.

The installation consists of an amphitheater-shaped scenic design welcoming the public and introducing the works, while a video is shown every hour. The exhibition is completed by graphics and some original posters displayed in the first performances Nan Goldin did in New York’s bars.

La Triennale di Milano

6, viale Alemagna –Milano

Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.