Monday, 7 January 2008
Nan Goldin photography
Helen Dahlman, The girl and the bear
I'm so glad we took the rainy walk to the Art Museum on Sunday, in time for the last weekend of two exhibitions showing recipients of big awards (from founders of big Göteborg companies).
Helen Dalhman, textile artist at Konstepidemin, is one of three artists awarded with Sten A Olsson's (shipping) cultural grant 2007. I'm happy for you, Helen!
Hasselblad (the camera) Foundation awards international photographers, 2007 Nan Goldin. Photos are very personal, beautiful and sometimes very sad. She said in an interview " Yes, photography saved my life. Every time I go through something scary, traumatic, I survive by taking pictures."
More Nan Goldin photos here.
From the presentation of Nan Goldin one can click the names of previous winners, mostly but not all documentary, my favourites Christer Strömholm, Susan Meiselas, Cindy Sherman, and icons like Richard Avedon and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
First studio day 2008 was nice: took down window exhibition, looked for misplaced tools, unpacked boxes from before holidays, had a long lunch, sat down and looked at things. Preparations.
Camilla Engman is guestblogging at Designsponge this week.