Nan Goldin - The Other Side
05.09.20 – 02.10.20
In collaboration with Galleri K, Kunstnernes Hus Kino is pleased to invite you to two screenings of Nan Goldin's slideshow-video The Other Side (1994-2019). The video is a new release of the original work from 1994.
The film will be shown in a loop on Saturday, 5th September from 1-4 pm and Friday, 2nd October from 5-8 pm (with an introduction by Nina Strand at 4.30 pm). Free of charge, registration required.
Saturday, 5th September, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday, 2nd October, 5:00 - 8:00 pm - introduction by photographer and writer Nina Strand at 4:30 pm
Registration via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and phone number, and mark the subject field with the selected date.
Due to the guidelines by the Norwegian health authorities, a maximum of 30 people are allowed in the cinema at the same time.
About the slideshow-video
"In the works on show at Galleri K and in the slideshow video The Other Side, Goldin was photographing from the inside of an environment she herself was a part of. For a period starting in the early 70s, she lived in a community with a circle of friends who, according to Goldin herself, primarily consisted of drag queens and trans people. Goldin and her friends hung out together in clubs, on the streets and in the bedroom. She describes these friends as people who created themselves and their identities during an era when there wasn’t yet a vocabulary for their fluid gender affiliations. Goldin’s work from this period remains relevant today. The people in these photographs have paved the way for increased awareness of alternative gender identity and agreater extent of inclusion and freedom in this regard – at least in our part of the world. At the same time they represent a courage that is desperately needed in places where living asone’s true self still involves a great deal of risk. The photographs in “The Other Side” are powerful images of an environment and an era, but Goldin’s way of imparting hersurroundings also makes the pieces universal and gives them a certain timelessness. In the same way that memories live freely in relation to the chronology of time, Goldin’sphotographs are also effective beyond the time and place of their execution, and make the people described appear with an unbounded presence.”
- Excerpt from the exhibition text written by Else Marie Hagen
The screenings are part of the Nan Goldin photography exhibition fotografiutstilling at Galleri K, September 4th - October 4th 2020.
About Nan Goldin
Nan Goldin was born in Washington, D.C. in 1953 and lives and works in New York, Berlin and Paris. Her work has been the subject of two major touring retrospectives: one organized in 1996 by the Whitney Museum of American Art and another, in 2001, by the Centre Pompidou, Paris and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Sirens, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, UK, 2019; The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2019; Fata Morgana, Château d’Hardelot, Condette, France, 2018; Weekend Plans, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 2017; Nan Goldin, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, USA, 2017; The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, 2016. Nan Goldin has been the recipient of numerous awards including most recently the Ruth Baumgarte Award, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 2019 and The Centenary Medal, London, 2018. Goldin was received into the French Legion of Honour in 2006 and awarded the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in 2007.
Picture above: -C performing as Madonna, Bangkok, 1992, Archival pigment print, 76,2 x 114,3 cm, Edition of 25
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