Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nan Goldin’s Diary Of Loss Of Independence

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A Diary: Nan Goldin’s “Ballad of Sexual Dependency,” the title based on a song in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, is about her deeply emotional and personal moments of the giving of love and the acceptance of loss. a remembrance of the past, not filled so much with nostalgia but with painful moments of betrayal. Losing one’s self is painful, as is its recovery. Aesthetica writes: “Now on show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the deeply personal narratives go back to the late 1970s and 1980s, a time in which the artist’s life was dominated by drug use and domestic violence. With the reinstallation of the museum’s second floor contemporary galleries, about 700 snapshot-like portraits of her partner and herself sequenced against an evocative soundtrack take in the large-scale gallery space, allowing deep encounters between artist and visitors.” The show runs at the MOMA until February 12th, 2017. For more, go to [Aesthetica].
Photo Credit: Nan Goldin, “Nan and Brian in Bed” (1981). Courtesy of MoMA.
Source: Aesthetica