Nan Goldin

Children 1976 -1996

October 3 - December 21, 1996
1018 Madison Avenue

Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Nan Goldin: Children 1976-1996, the next exhibition in his gallery at 1018 Madison Avenue (between 78th and 79th Streets).

The exhibition consists of 30 color photographs of children, from newborn babies to teenagers, who Goldin has photographed throughout her career. Selected by the artist to complement and expand upon her concurrent retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art (across the street from the gallery), the majority of works in the exhibition are shown here for the first time.

The young people depicted in Goldin's photographs are often the children of her friends, the subjects of her better known images. Inspired, in part, by the fact that a number of her most recent and compelling photographs are of children, the exhibition also reflects an important aspect of her creative process: Goldin continually re-edits her work as she adds new images to her oeuvre. Over the past two years, while preparing for her Whitney exhibition, she realized she had photographed a pregnant friend and subsequently her child as she grew from a baby to a young adult. A selection from this series will be included in the exhibition. Other images to be exhibited were taken in a variety of locations, from New York and Boston to Berlin, London, Mexico, Thailand and Italy.

Nan Goldin: Children 1976-1996 will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 1018 Madison Avenue (between 78th and 79th Streets), from Thursday 3 October through Saturday 21 December 1996. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

For further information or photographs please contact Matthew Marks at 212-861-9455.

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