Peter Hujar: Portraits in life and death. Nan Goldin: recent work.
Peter Hujar: Portraits in life and death.
Nan Goldin: recent work
Nan Goldin, born in 1953, has documented the intimate geographies of her life in an ongoing autobiographical project. Her photographs take us to where her life has taken her: from New York to Japan to Germany, from late-night clubs to detoxification hospitals. She has been awarded a National Endowment of the Arts grant, a Mother Jones Documentary Photography Award, and was the subject of a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1996. Several monographs on her work have been published, including I'll be Your Mirror, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, The Other Side, and Couples and Loneliness.
Fraenkel Gallery celebrated its twentieth anniversary in September 1999. Carleton Watkins, Lee Friedlander and NASA's lunar photographs were the gallery's first three exhibitions and set a tone and pattern for what followed.
Photography's brief history lends itself to examination backward, forward and sideways in time. Soon came exhibitions of Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Edward Weston and Diane Arbus, and later, the Bechers, Adam Fuss, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Sol LeWitt. In addition to its museum-quality exhibitions, the gallery has published numerous monographs and exhibition catalogues.
In exhibitions such as Open Secrets and Dust Breeding, Fraenkel Gallery has brought together work across media, juxtaposing photographs with paintings, drawings and sculpture.
Image: Nan Goldin
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