Nan Goldin: Scopophilia at Matthew Marks

© Nan Goldin, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Nan Goldin: Scopophilia will be on view at Matthew Marks Gallery beginning Friday, October 28, 2011. Literally translating to “the love of looking,” the exhibition features 400 of Goldin’s intimate photographs alongside works of art from the Louvre Museum. Although Goldin’s raw aesthetic may seem at odds with the polished paintings and sculptures favored by the Louvre, the works share surprisingly similar stories of pain, desire and love. Presented in Goldin’s traditional format of a slide installation, Scopophilia resembles her groundbreaking, amorphous series of photographs The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, published as a book by Aperture in 1986. Goldin was also featured in Aperture magazine issue 167 with a cover article exploring her series The Devil’s Playground.

Exhibition on view:
October 28 – December 23, 2011
Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Matthew Marks Gallery:
522 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, New York, 10001