Nan Goldin’s the Ballad of Sexual Dependency




Nan Goldin. Exhibition. Contemporary art. Photography. Public.


This review focuses on American artist Nan Goldin’s exhibition The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, held at MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art in New York – in 2016-2017, 30 years after her first exhibition in 1986. The slideshow is a highlight with about 700 photographs produced by the artist between the 1970s and 1990s, which show the nature of the social group to which she belonged.


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Biografia do Autor

Silvana Boone

Silvana Boone holds a PhD in Visual Arts/History, Theory and Criti//cism from PPGAV-UFRGS, a Master’s Degree in Communication and Semiotics from PUCSP; she is a specialist in Visual Arts from UCS and graduated in Art Education from UCS. She has been a professor at the University of Caxias do Sul since 1995, where she works as a researcher, curator and art critic.


COSTA, Guido. Nan Goldin. First Edition in Spanish. New York: Phaidon, 2010.

COTTON, Charlotte. A Fotografia como Arte Contemporânea. 2nd edition. São Paulo: Editora WMF Martins Fontes, 2013. – (Arte&Fotografia)

GOLDIN, Nan. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. 2nd edition. New York: Aperture, 2012.

PERL, Jed. New Art City: Nova York, capital da arte moderna. Translation by Vera Pereira, Pedro Maia Soares. São Paulo: Companhia das letras, 2008.

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Boone, S. (2017). Nan Goldin’s the Ballad of Sexual Dependency. PORTO ARTE: Revista De Artes Visuais, 23(38).