Nan Goldin - The Crowd, Paternò Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Nan Goldin’s new digital slideshow, Memory Lost (2019–2021), has been selected for n.b.k.'s Billboard series. This important work recounts a life lived through a lens of drug addiction. It is a captivating, beautiful and haunting journey that unfolds through an assemblage of intimate and personal imagery, offering a poignant reflection on memory and the darkness of addiction.
Among the selected photographs in the slideshow is The Crowd, Paternò (2004), which the artist specially adapted for the n.b.k. Billboard series. This photograph was chosen for its title, "The Crowd," the meaning of which has shifted during the pandmic. Accompanying it is a sound piece composed by Soundwalk Collective (Stephan Crasneanscki and Simone Merli).
The Crowd, Paternò is installed on the backdrop of n.b.k.'s billboard (located on the intersection Friedrichstraße / Torstraße, Berlin, Germany).
Photo: © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) / Jens Ziehe