Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022


The Universidade Lusófona do Porto will award the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Nan Goldin, an “unavoidable author of contemporary photography”, who “confused the intimate and political issue” with “unique wisdom”, a person responsible for the initiative told Lusa. “She is a great author of our time, she confused the intimate question with the political question, she knew how to wisely confuse what is of the intimate order and the political order and that the intimate is political and what the political is intimate”, said the author. director of the degree in Communication, Audiovisual and Multimedia at Universidade Lusófona in Porto, João Sousa Cardoso. a first ‘masterclass’ was included in the program, on 29 November, in Porto, and a second, on 5 December, in Lisbon.Nan Goldin, who is the guest of the twelfth edition of Multiplex, a festival of nema from Universidade Lusófona do Porto, she is, according to João Sousa Cardoso, “an unavoidable author” of contemporary photography. The festival, taking place on the 29th and 30th of November, will have a retrospective cycle of the work of the North American creator, in partnership with Teatro Municipal do Porto. drug issue, the subculture, a series of civil rights, of which he was always militant. Since the 1970s, she has shown us that talking about sexuality, desire, love, affective communities is fundamental to talking about the city, contemporary society, and she has done it in New York like no one else since the 70s”, he pointed out. .For the official, Nan Goldin “is a woman who made the diagnosis of a world that exploded from 1969 onwards, with the police repression of the gay community in New York”, after which “the LGBTQI+ community takes to the street, makes the your public voice and shows that you are not afraid, that you are not ashamed. On the contrary, [mostra] which is an active voice that rises in society.” Another characteristic that João Sousa Cardoso distinguished in the photographer was her relationship with the photographer: “It only portrays the people with whom it has a deep relationship, built over time. She is not a ‘voyeur’, she does not photograph any ‘fauna’ that could be exotic for an aesthetic creation. There is an ethic in Nan Goldin which is to photograph only the people you love”, he said. Born in 1953, in Washington DC, Nan Goldin stands out for her autobiographical work, which documents the society that surrounds her, from the new-wave scene post-punk, to the gay subculture and the LGBTQI+ community, from the emergence of HIV in big cities to drug use. Nan Goldin’s work is presented at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum, both in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Getty Museum, both in Los Angeles, the Art Institut in Chicago, the National Gallery in Canberra (Australia), the Tate Modern in London (United Kingdom) and the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris (France), among others. Distinguished with the Medal of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government, in 2006, he also received the Centenary Medal of the Royal Photographic Society (London), in 2018, and the title of Honorary Member. weekend, the documentary “All the beauty and the bloodshed”, by La ura Poitras, on the work of Nan Goldin, was awarded the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. Learn more about the use of cookies.