The Devil's Playground: 0000

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The Devil's Playground: 0000

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Looking through a camera placed in people’s houses and rooms to observe the usual moments of their life. In 1996 a major retrospective of Goldin’s art was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. These 500 pages of beautifully reproduced colour pictures constitute a moving soulful and surprisingly optimistic record of the work of a genius.

This chapter was hard for me to go through in the library, having people around me, watching me watch other people being naked in a personal and intimate moment. She has been mentioned several times in connection to my artworks (mostly photography) with the feeling that can be felt from the photos which influenced me to go take a look at the library in one of her books titled The Devil’s Playground. Valerie in the taxi, Paris, 2001 by Nan Goldin is a large format silkscreen limited print edition of 100.

People are portrayed always with empathy both indoors and outdoors as they blend into and lose themselves in their surrounding landscape, while at the same time the landscape becomes personal and intimate, almost portraiture. Every shot is the maximum moment of an encounter, that instant that inevitably precedes separation, the lens that closes, darkness. Since the mid-1990s, Goldin’s images have become more tender and more infused with light, more about connection than alienation. This monograph brings to light both the sources of Goldin’s inspiration and her life as a prominent contemporary artist: she is internationally recognized as one of today’s leading photographers.

Photography also became a mechanism for working through loss, and for preserving this loss ad infinitum. Since the early 1970s, Goldin has taken numerous photographs of her friends and 'family', which form a unique corpus of work.

This monograph brings to light both the sources of Goldin's inspiration and her life as a prominent contemporary artist: she is internationally recognized as one of today's leading photographers. At first, the book introduces itself with pictures of ocean and nature in general, which are like the calm before the storm. Sometimes she does not decide what she thinks of a person until she has photographed that person: and so photography provides her with a tool to free her fears and a guide for ‘translating’, grasping and understanding her own life.



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