01 December 2023 - American photographer and activist Nan Goldin named art world's most influential figure
Nan Goldin named art world’s most influential figure
Nadia Khomami (The Guardian, 01/12/2023)
Nan Goldin, the pioneering photographer and campaigner against the billionaires who fuelled the US opioid epidemic, has topped an annual ranking of the contemporary art world’s most influential people and organisations.
ArtReview has revealed its 22nd annual list of the most powerful people in the art world.
Sam Gaskin (Ocula, 01/12/2023)
American artist Nan Goldin tops ArtReview's Power 100 this year ahead of artists Hito Steyerl (2), Rirkrit Tiravanija (3), and Simone Leigh (4).
Artist Nan Goldin tops the annual ArtReview Power 100
Nan Goldin tops the 22nd annual ArtReview Power 100. The pioneering photographer of countercultures and marginalised groups, and more recently fierce campaigner against the corporate interests responsible for the US opioid crisis, tops a list this year dominated by artists who are using their platforms not just to discuss freedom (both of expression and in the greater sense) but to practise it too, intervening through deeds as well as words (and images) in the pressing social and political issues of the current moment.
In ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,’ Photographer Nan Goldin Leads the Fight Against the Opioid Crisis
K. Austin Collins (Rolling Stone, 28/112022)
The title of Laura Poitras’ new documentary, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, comes from a long-suppressed medical record. It is the record of Barbara Holly Goldin, the older sister of the artist and activist Nan Goldin. Barbara committed suicide in 1965, after years of being institutionalized for her mental health. Nan has long argued that her sister’s problem was not mental illness, but rather being an “angry and sexual” woman in the 1960s, born to parents — particularly a mother — saddled with traumas of their own.