Edited with Marvin Heiferman, Mark Holborn and Suzanne Fletcher. Afterword by Nan Goldin. Colour photographies throughout 8vo pp. 148 broch
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The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends, family and lovers - collectively described by Goldin as her " tribe ". Her work describes a world that is visceral, charged, and seething with life. First published in 1986, this reissue recognizes the persistent relevance and freshness of Nan Goldin's cutting-edge photography and its importance to an era ravaged by AIDS and drug addiction. Her lush color photography and candid style demand that the viewer go beyond the surface to encounter a profound intensity. As Goldin writes: " Real memory, which these pictures trigger, is an invocation of the color, smell, sound, and physical presence, the density and flavor life. " Through an accurate and detailed record of her life, Ballad reveals Goldin's personal odyssey as well as a more universal understanding of the different languages men and women speak. Since it was first published in 1986, the influence of Ballad on photography and other aesthetic realms has continually grown, making the work a contemporary classic. Nan Goldin's story of urban life on the fringe was the swan song of an era that reached its peak in the early eighties. Yet it has captured an important element of humanity which is transcendent: a need to connect.Quatrième de couverture :
What Robert Frank’s The Americans was to the 1950s, Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is to the 1980s. . . . Goldin . . . has created an artistic masterwork that tells us not only about the attitudes of her generation, but also about the times in which we live. ANDY GRUNDBERG, The New York Times
As [Goldin] examines the bodies and body language of her subjects, you can sense her perplexed fascination with the Great Divide of gender and her yearning, as she writes, ‘to figure out what makes coupling so difficult.’ It’s a question photographers alone can’t answer, of course. But these photographs, like few before them, make you grapple with the sad and compelling weight of the question. ERIC LEVIN, People
Nan Goldin’s Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a beggar’s opera of recent times. Here were real thieves and unexpected heroes, and a sense that some things in life might still be worth a brawl. LISA LIEBMANN, Artforum
Ballad of Sexual Dependency is at once a diary and a soap opera, an unerring portrait of a particular East Village bohemia and a sexual taxonomy for the ’80’s. J. HOBERMAN, Village Voice
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Description du livre Aperture, 2005. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110893813397