Marian Goodman Gallery, London has announced major exhibition Sirens focusing on the work of photographer Nan Goldin set to open 14 November. Sirens will be the first solo presentation by the artist in London since her show at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 2002 and Goldin’s first exhibition with Marian Goodman Gallery since joining their ranks in September 2018.
The survey will feature a range of historical works together with 3 new video projects exhibited for the first time. Images from Goldin’s The Other Side ranging from 1994 to 2019 will be included in the original 1994 slideshow format presented alongside a number of hung photographs from the series.
The Other Side heralded as one of Goldin’s most important projects was produced as a tribute to the artist’s transgender friends. It’s ‘focus on the representation and inclusion of alternative gender identities’ was groundbreaking at the time and according to Goldin ‘is a record of the courage of the people who transformed that landscape to allow trans people the freedom of now.’
As well as classic images from The Other Side, Goldin will present never before seen video works including Memory Lost (2019), a digital slideshow recounting life through a lens of drug addiction and Sirens (2019), a film made from found video footage. Both of these videos will be accompanied by a new score commissioned from composer and instrumentalist Mica Levi. Another new video installation by Goldin that features a soundtrack by Levi will be Salome (2019), presented over three screens, the film is inspired by the Biblical story of Salome and the work explores themes of seduction, temptation and revenge.
‘Sirens’ is set to run 14 November 2019 - 11 January 2020 at The Marian Goodman Gallery. Accompanying the exhibition Nan Goldin will be in conversation with Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London on Sunday, 17 November at 4:30 pm at National Portrait. Gallery.