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Gallery Program

99 Objects: Elisabeth Sussman on The Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin

Wed, July 1, 2015  3 PM

Location: Floor Five

Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney, will address The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, 1979–96 by Nan Goldin (b.1953).

Named in honor of the Whitney’s new address, 99 Gansevoort Street, 99 Objects is a series of in-gallery programs focusing on individual works of art from the Museum’s collection on view in America Is Hard to See. Speakers include artists, writers, Whitney curators and educators, and an interdisciplinary group of scholars. Programs take place daily.

Free with Museum admission.

Nan Goldin (b. 1953), still from The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (Cookie at Tin Pan Alley, New York City), 1983. Slide installation with 690 35mm color slides, sound, 45 min. looped. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from The Charles Engelhard Foundation, the Mrs. Percy Uris Bequest, the Painting and Sculpture Committee and the Photography Committee  92.127 © Nan Goldin 

Nan Goldin (b. 1953), still from The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (Cookie at Tin Pan Alley, New York City), 1983. Slide installation with 690 35mm color slides, sound, 45 min. looped. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from The Charles Engelhard Foundation, the Mrs. Percy Uris Bequest, the Painting and Sculpture Committee and the Photography Committee  92.127 © Nan Goldin