NAN GOLDIN Fata Morgana, An unprecedented exhibition of landscape photographs
An exhibition presented by the Château d’Hardelot in the temporary exhibition hall from 2 June to 11 November 2018.
As part of its 2018 culture season, the Château d’Hardelot is staging an unprecedented exhibition of landscape photographs by Nan Goldin, a major artist of our time, born in 1953 and internationally acclaimed for her pioneering work in the development of intimate photography, with similarities to the family album. In the 1970s and 1980s, her first photographs chronicled her life in a dark New York loft apartment and the pleasureseeking denizens of the night-time scene indulging in every excess. A stint of rehab treatment in 1989 marked a turning point in the life of this artist, who emerged from it into the light of day.
For the first time, this exhibition presents a set of large-format photographs on the theme of nature and the landscape. These are true contemporary landscapes, sensitive and meditative, taken during her frequent travels around the world, including Great Britain and France. Nan Goldin opens up her secret garden to us, in which every photograph tells a personal story. This series demonstrates her growing interest in self-knowledge, an introspective journey enriched over time. Today, she invites us to share her private photographic diary in search of freedom and immortality and offers us a personal interpretation of nature, a journey into the contemporary imagination.
Curator: Marie-Françoise Bouttemy, Head of the Château d’Hardelot Conservation and Promotion Department.
Exhibition designed and organised by Pas-de-Calais County Council in partnership with Air France and the Centre Régional de la Photographie.