Saturday, March 23, 2013, 4 PM
The Families of Nan & Man. Nan Goldin used to refer to her ambitious project, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, as "The Family of Nan," and for good reason. Like Edward Steichen and his earlier mammoth, over-the-top, and groundbreaking 1955 exhibition The Family of Man, Goldin has created an extraordinary and controversial project that explores the joys and extremes of human experience in startlingly humanistic, theatrical, and innovative ways.
Marvin Heiferman, independent curator and writer, creates projects about photography and visual culture for organizations that include: the Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, International Center of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, P.S. 1, and the New Museum. His most recent book, Photography Changes Everything, co-published by Aperture and the Smithsonian Institution in 2012, is available in the Museum Store and online.
Co-sponsored by the Contemporary Art Society and the Photography Council
Free with Museum admission