Nan Goldin (b. 1953, Washington, D.C.) captures a world that is universally human, yet highly personal, in her richly colored photographs...
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Nan Goldin, Self-portrait with the bird, Stockholm, 2013.

Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to continue our artist-centric newsletter IN FOCUS, where we delve deeply into one artist on the MGG roster at a time. Aiming to show a fuller picture of the breadth of our artists' careers, we will feature our favorite stories, podcasts, interviews, artists’ writings and videos from the archive, as well as new and upcoming projects.

Nan Goldin (b. 1953, Washington, D.C.) captures a world that is universally human, yet highly personal, in her richly colored photographs. Now living and working between New York City and Berlin, Goldin remains one of the most important and influential artists of her generation, having revolutionized the art of photography through her frank and deeply empathetic portraiture. Over the last 45 years, Goldin has created indelible images of the 20th and 21st centuries. By documenting her life and the lives of the friends who have surrounded her, Goldin gives a voice and visibility to her communities. In 2017, Goldin formed the activist group P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now).

Today, follow along as we venture through the emotional practice of Nan Goldin. ↓


To Nan Goldin in conversation with Gregory Crewdson, hosted by the Yale MFA Photography program in Spring 2020. Goldin discusses her early interest in art and politics, her visual influences, and how she's managed to translate this into her current practice.


The next installment of "Nan Goldin Selects," an ongoing film program with Metrograph, in which Goldin has curated a selection of films, and hosts a live introduction before the screening begins. This Saturday, 21 November, Goldin presents one of her favorites, XXY (2007), an empathic portrait of an intersex teenager by Argentinian writer/director Lucía Puenzo. *US audiences only.


Life as Nan Goldin Knows It, a recent interview conducted by writer and dear friend, Thora Siemsen, for SSENSE Magazine.

An interview with Goldin for The Criterion Collection, surrounding the artist's longtime interest in cinema. Goldin goes into depth on her early filmic influences and describes how film has become a central part of her practice today.


Texts from "Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing," the seminal and controversial 1989-90 exhibition organized by Goldin at New York City's Artists Space. Featuring writings and texts from Goldin herself, artist David Wojnarowicz, Cookie Mueller, and more, Goldin effectively captures the weight of the consequences of the AIDS epidemic, through the lens of love and loss.

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