Exhibition at Foam Museum
Goldin photographed the world of her bohemian friends with raw tenderness. Her photographs give us snapshots of intimacy and coupling, the quotidian and wild parties, and the struggle between autonomy and dependency. One of her well-known works is The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1981–2022). It has grown into a work of over a thousand photographs, in which Nan Goldin documents her circle of friends in Provincetown, New York, Berlin and London from the 1970s and 80s up to the present day. Without passing judgement, she shows the seductive and destructive sides of sex and drugs, as well as the joys and sorrows of intimate relationships and friendships. Nan Goldin continues to influence new generations with her raw photographs. She not only radically changed photography in the art world, but also left her mark on fashion and advertising photography.