Monday, October 31, 2011
Scopophilia, the love of looking, is NAN GOLDIN'S latest solo exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery. The show is a seductive combination of over 400 photos from the artist's oeuvre paired with new images taken at the Louvre. The intensity of GOLDIN'S autobiographical works compliments her reproductions of art history's great masters. This new context for existing imagery brings GOLDIN'S body of work into a new and exciting light. Through 23 December at Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24th St.
After the break-up of his marriage, Andreas Winkelman takes to a life of solitude on a bleak Scandinavian island. His neighbours are Elis, an architect, and wife Eva, who are taking care of Anna, a woman who recently lost her husband and son in a terrible car accident. Eva confides in Andreas that her marriage is a sham – Elis is only interested in his work and his hobby as an amateur photographer. After a brief affair with Eva, Andreas finds himself drawn to Anna. They have much in common – both are haunted by their past, and so it seems natural they should find comfort in each other’s company. But Andreas knows something about Anna’s past which leads him to think she is concealing the truth about her marriage...