Nan Goldin (*1953, Washington, D.C.) occupies a central position in contemporary photography. Her photographs speak directly and unsparingly of the private life of the artist, who has continually portrayed her friends as well as herself. The exhibition at the kestnergesellschaft focuses on her latest series of works, “Scopophilia”, which is being shown for the first time in Germany. Goldin’s legendary work “The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency” brought her international attention in the early 1980s. With her photographs, she has had a crucial influence on the artistic approach of the subjective gaze in contemporary photography. Her pictures deal with the attempt of people to connect, the struggle for autonomy, issues of gender identification, friendship, love and lost. Usually Goldin presents her photographs as a slide show or arranges a number of photographs into thematic grids that reveal narrative c

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