Nan Goldin's work is an intimate exploration of the wild nightlife, showcasing her bohemian friends with a raw tenderness that is truly unique. Through her lens, she captures snapshots of intimacy and coupling, the everyday and the extravagant parties, and the complex dance between autonomy and dependency.
In the largest gallery of the Stedelijk, Nan Goldin presents in the exhibition This Will Not End Well slideshows consisting of thousands of her vulnerable and personal photos in six unique buildings, supported by voice-overs and music.
Free entrance exclusively for ADE Pro and Lab pass holders between 18 and 22 October 2023. Book your ticket here: stedelijk.nl/ade. Don’t forget to bring your ADE Pro or Lab pass and show this at the entrance of the museum.
Goldin's lens is unflinching, revealing both the seductive and destructive aspects of sex and drugs, as well as the profound joys and sorrows of intimate relationships and friendships. Her influence extends far beyond the art world; she has left an indelible mark on fashion and advertising photography. She makes social issues visible and negotiable, and inspires new generations with its raw, unapologetic honesty.
Image credits: Nan Goldin, C performing as Madonna, Bangkok, 1992. © Nan Goldin