With her direct and personal illustrations of real-life situations of American subculture, the US American photographer Nan Goldin had a significant influence on the aesthetics of artistic photography in the eighties. Goldin describes her works as a “journal which others can read”. Her photographs are the result of relationships and not of observations. This was what led her, at the end of the eighties, to document photographically the effects of AIDS on friends in her entourage. The Kunsthalle Wien shows the large retrospective of Nan Goldin’s works put together by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Alongside recent and completely new works, examples of her earlier black and white portraits, landscapes and interiors from the seventies and a choreographed presentation of slide projections with a sound-track put together by the artist are also on show.
The exhibition is put together by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (curator: Elisabeth Sussman).
Curator at the Kunsthalle Wien: Christian Theo Steiner