Nan Goldin: wish you were here, is an intimate exhibition, curated by Carrie Mackin, that included color photographs from the 1980's to the present. Wish you were here, reveals the leisurely spirit of the artist's time at her home in Sag Harbor and her countless summers abroad. A public reception was held on August 3 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Nan Goldin, considered one of the most important photographers of her generation, is known for her intensely personal, sexual and confrontational imagery. Wish you were here includes a mix of new and iconic photographs of Goldin’s friends, children and other loved ones reveling in the long, sun-filled summer days. Photographs ranging from Valerie floating in the sea, Mayreaux Island to IO in camouflage NYC will be on view, as well as rarely seen landscapes and portraits. Based on conversations between artist and curator, this exhibition is a visual diary of summers passed. Filled with personal experience and recollections, these selected works divulge as much about Goldin as they do about the subjects themselves.
Nan Goldin’s work has been exhibited in major retrospectives around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Her photographs and video are represented in major private and public collections globally. Goldin was admitted to the French Legion of Honor in 2006 and received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in 2007. Her exhibition Scopophilia was part of Patrice Chéreau's special 2011 program at the Louvre. Most recently, she was awarded the 2012 Edward MacDowell medal. The artist was born in Washington, D.C. in 1953, currently lives and works in Paris, Berlin, and New York, and is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery.