Ballads: Aperture 239

Aperture (Author) Nan Goldin (Guest Editor)
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Description

The Ballads issue of Aperture magazine is organized around the themes contained within the original ballad--intimacy, friendship, community, love, sex, trauma, music--while also honoring the urgent role of the artist as a force for cultural and social change.

Few works have impacted the world of photography like Nan Goldin's The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. Published by Aperture in 1986, The Ballad retains an uncommon power with its unflinching portrayal of friends, lovers, and relationships--a dramatic opera of joy and despair. Decades on, influencing new generations of artists. Goldin herself remains a bold, singular force in our culture. Aperture magazine returns to an iconic work with "Ballads," a special issue featuring an exclusive interview with Goldin as well as a section curated by the artist dedicated to her influences.

Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Aperture
Publish Date
June 09, 2020
Pages
136
Dimensions
9.2 X 11.9 X 0.6 inches | 2.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781597114844
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About the Author

Nan Goldin began photographing at the age of fifteen. She received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1977. In 1978 she moved to New York, where she continued to document her "extended family." These photographs, along with those taken in London, Berlin, and Provincetown, Massachusetts, became the subject of her slide shows and first book, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986). Goldin's other books include The Other Side (1993), Ten Years After (1997), and The Beautiful Smile (2008). In 1985 her work was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's biennial. A decade later, in 1996, a major retrospective of her work opened at the Whitney, and toured to museums throughout Europe. That same year a documentary about her life and work, I'll Be Your Mirror, made in collaboration with Edmund Coulthard, was awarded a Teddy Award for Best Essay at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2001 a second retrospective of her work, Le Feu Follet, was held at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and toured internationally as The Devil's Playground. In 2006, Goldin was awarded the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. And, in 2007, she received the Hasselblad Award in Photography. Goldin's most recent slide show, Scopophilia, was commissioned by the Louvre and shown there in 2010. Goldin lives in Berlin, Paris, and New York.