Nan Goldin documentary première
“There is no distance between me and what I photograph.” - Nan Goldin

Each month Rialto presents Cracking the Frame, a programme featuring an international selection of critically acclaimed arts documentaries and artists’ films. Cracking the Frame focuses on the creative intersection between art and film through thought-provoking cinematic portraits of the life and work of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers. This edition's film, Nan Goldin - I Remember Your Face, is introduced by Foam curator Mirjam Kooiman.

Wednesday 20 January 2016, Rialto Amsterdam, 19:30 hrs.
Sabine Lidl 
Germany | 2013 | 61 min 
In English and German with English subs
Dutch premiere

German director Sabine Lidl composes an intimate portrait of the New York charismatic photographer as she accompanies the artist on a nostalgic journey from Paris to Turin, Vienna and Berlin, where Nan Goldin lived for three years in the 90s and where she re-encounters some of her dearest friends and ex-lovers. As ruthlessly candid as the snapshots that have come to define Goldin as one of the most celebrated and controversial photographers of her generation, Lidl's deeply personal film intertwines slideshows of Goldin's photographs with intimate moments where the artist talks openly about her personal life, work, inspiration and obsessions.

In 1985 her ground-breaking series The Ballad of Sexual Dependency portrayed her extended family of artists, drug addicts and drag queens friends as they partied, got high, fought and had sex and, according to the New York Times, "forged a genre, with photography as influential as any in the last 20 years". Now in her sixties Goldin continues to amaze and shock with her transgressive slideshow presentations, exhibitions and books, still true to her motto that “my photos originate from relations, not from observations.”

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Nan Goldin documentary première