The Ballad is the most famous and successful work by Nan Goldin (b. Washington DC, 1953): a work in progress begun in the early ‘80s and then continually expanded and updated, which today is recognized as one of the masterpieces of the history of photography. It is an immersive work consisting of around 700 color images in a filmic sequence that lasts approximately 45 minutes and is accompanied by a soundtrack that ranges from punk to opera. A visual diary, at once autobiographical and universal, intimate and communal, about the fragility of human beings and the constant tension between individuality and the need to relate to others. A sequence of images that deals with life, sex, transgression, drugs, friendship and solitude.
until 26 September 2017
Nan Goldin. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
Triennale di Milano
viale Alemagna 6, Milan