Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
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Comprising almost 700 snapshot-like portraits sequenced against an evocative music soundtrack, Nan Goldin's "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" is a deeply personal narrative, formed out of the artist's own experiences around Boston, New York, Berlin, and elsewhere in the late 1970s, 1980s, and beyond. Titled after a song in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera, Goldin's Ballad is itself a kind of downtown opera; its protagonists--including the artist herself--are captured in intimate moments of love and loss. They experience ecstasy and pain through sex and drug use; they revel at dance clubs and bond with their children at home; and they suffer from domestic violence and the ravages of AIDS.
June 11, 2016 - February 12, 2017
Sat.-Thu. 10:30 am-5:30 pm, Fri. 10:30 am-8 pm
11 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019
E,M at 5 Av/53 St
B,D,F,M at 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr
F at 57 St
N,Q,R at 49 St
N,Q,R at 57 St-7 Av