Nan Goldin: Thora at my vanity, Brooklyn, New York, 2021, Dye sublimation print on aluminium (76.2 x 101.6 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery © Nan Goldin

Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2022. Nan Goldin

Exhibition

Nan Goldin is receiving the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2022. On the occasion of the award ceremony, the Akademie der Künste will be showing photographs by Nan Goldin from five decades. The US artist occupies a central position in contemporary photography; her focus is on the themes of love, sexuality, and violence. With works of her personal life and the LGBTQ+ community, she has broken taboos, transcended boundaries, thus advocating for acceptance and the growing recognition of the LGBTQ+ scene. The immediacy of her photographs stems from her physical and emotional allegiance and proximity to a milieu that has been closed to many people and opened up by her as an artist.

Goldin works and conceives her images in rhythmic sequences. This gives rise to a cumulative aspect of her compositions, which are in constant motion through extensions, changes, and the changing relationships of the individual elements to one another.

The exhibition features black-and-white and colour photographs from the early Boston years, New York, Berlin, and Asia, as well as recent large-scale works such as landscapes and grids. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication.

Exhibition opening on Thursday, 19 January 2023, 7 pm
free admission
Award Ceremony on Friday, 3 March 2023, 8 pm,
free admission

With the kind support of the Cologne Kreissparkasse which funds the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne.

As part of EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography, emop-berlin.eu

Nan Goldin: Bed, Paris/New York, 1992–2009, 2019, Archive pigment print (114 x 167 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery © Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin: Mirror, Bangkok/Berlin/New York, 1991–2008, 2019, Archive pigment print (114 x 167 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery © Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin: Horse Circus, Paris, 2004, Dye sublimation print on aluminium (50.8 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery © Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin: Thora on my white bed, Brooklyn, NY, 2020, Archive pigment print (76,2 x 102 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery © Nan Goldin

20 Jan — 19 Mar

Due to the high level of interest, there may be waiting times at the entrance.

Tue – Fri 2 – 7 pm
Sat/Sun/holidays 11 am – 7 pm

€ 6/4, free admission for under 19s, Tuesdays and every first Sunday of the month

Guided Tours: Tue 5 pm and Sun 12 pm
(except 5 Feb and 5 Mar 2023)
Curators’ tours: 12 and 26 Feb 2023, 12 pm
€ 3 plus exhibition ticket

Tickets for exhibition

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Tickets

Tel.: (030) 200 57-1000
E-Mail: ticket@adk.de

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