This fall, Moderna Museet in Stockholm presents This Will Not End Well by Nan Goldin, a comprehensive retrospective of the filmmaker, multimedia artist, and storyteller's career. One of the most high-profile artists of our time, Nan Goldin has had a major influence on younger generations for decades. Mostly known as a photographer, the retrospective exhibition at Moderna Museet is the first to present her as a filmmaker comprehensively.
The exhibition is comprised of six artworks and explores a variety of subjects. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1981–2022) is her magnum opus, a slideshow that presents nearly 700 images from her life in New York during the 1970s and ’80s; throughout the reel, the artist lies in bed with her lover, drag queens kiss in bars, and the AIDS epidemic ravages the photographer’s community; The Other Side (1992– 2021) a historical portrait produced as an homage to her trans friends whom she photographed 1972–2010; Sisters, Saints and Sibyls (2004–2022) a testament to the trauma of families and suicide; Fire Leap (2010–2022) a foray into the world of children; Memory Lost (2019–2021) a claustrophobic journey through drug withdrawal; and Sirens (2019–2020) a trip into drug ecstasy.
Installed throughout six unique buildings, Kvadrat is proud to support the exhibition with 2600 meters of Divina 3 and Divina Melange 3 by Finn Sködt, and Balboa by Sahco, each constituting respectively the interior, exterior and light lock layer of the six buildings.
Credits to Nan Goldin, HW architecture and architect Hala Wardé.
Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet 2022
29 October 2022 – 26 February 2023
Tuesday 10 – 20
Wednesday – Thursday 10 – 18
Friday 10 – 20
Saturday – Sunday 10 – 18