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.
29 October 2022 – 26 February 2023
Tuesday 10 – 20
Wednesday – Thursday 10 – 18
Friday 10 – 20
Saturday – Sunday 10 – 18