Moderna Museet presents Nan Goldin: This Will Not End Well
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Dec 27, 2022
American Photographer Nan Goldin has spent over four decades documenting social issues, including gender, mental health, AIDS, and the opioid crisis. Moderna Museum's exhibition, This Will Not End Well, immerses viewers in six defining projects by Goldin, curated by Fredrik Liew.
Nan Goldin: This Will Not End Well
October 29, 2022 - February 26, 2023
Nan Goldin (b. 1953) began her career in New York City in the 1980s. Early on, she began to share her work as slideshows at nightclubs, underground cinemas, and film festivals. As the work evolved, Goldin constantly re-edited the slideshows, adding sound, archival footage, and moving images, according to the Moderna Museum's press release. “Making slide shows gives me the luxury of constantly re-editing to reflect my changing view of the world,” reflects Goldin for the Moderna Museum.
In This Will Not End Well, six unique rooms form a “village of slideshows” designed by architect Hala Warde. Each room features one of Goldin's projects, including “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency,” “The Other Side,” “Sisters, Saints, and Sibyles,” “Sirens,” “Fire Leap,” and “Memory Lost.” Reflecting on the experience of moving through the exhibition, Warde shares, “To discover the work inside, visitors have to penetrate into the darkness of each of these bodies and then walk through a passageway that prepares them for their entry into the film itself.” A retrospective of Goldin's work as a filmmaker, This Will Not End Well offers a new exhibition approach and environment to facilitate conversations about her groundbreaking projects.
Throughout January and February 2023, Moderna Museum will hold 45-minute guided tours of This Will Not End Well in Swedish and English.
About the Curator
Fredrik Liew is the Head of Exhibitions & Collection and Chief Curator at the Moderna Museet.
About the Moderna Museum
Nan Goldin | Moderna Museet i Stockholm
For most Nan Goldin is known as a photographer. This retrospective exhibition is the first to comprehensively present her as a film-maker.