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Nan Goldin: Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2022

Nan Goldin occupies a central position in contemporary photography worldwide. The works of the American artist focus on themes of love, sexuality and violence.

With works from her personal environment and the LGBTQ* community, Nan Goldin has broken taboos, transcended boundaries, and thus worked for acceptance and increasing recognition of the LGBTQ* scene. The immediacy in her photographs stems from her physical and emotional belonging and detachment to a lifeworld that is closed to many and has been opened up by Goldin. Nan Goldin thinks of her images in rhythmic sequences. This gives rise to a cumulative aspect of the compositions, which are in constant motion through extensions, changes, and the changing relationships of the individual elements to one another.

Photographs from Five Decades

In 2022, Nan Goldin received the Käthe Kollwitz Prize. On the occasion of the award ceremony, the Akademie der Künste will show Goldin's photographs from five decades. The exhibition at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg features black-and-white and color photographs from the early Boston years, New York, Berlin and Asia as well as recent large-scale works such as landscapes and grids.

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Photos: Nan Goldin

The US-American photographer Nan Goldin will receive the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2022 at a festive event on 3 March. On the occasion of the award ceremony, the Akademie der Künste shows photographs by Nan Goldin from five decades.  more

At a Glance

Nan Goldin: Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis 2022
Akademie der Künste
20 January 2023
19 March 2022
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Last edited: 21 March 2023