Goldin says she was invited to host a retrospective of her work at the National Portrait Gallery but will refuse to participate if they accept the hefty donation from the Sackler family.
The drug policy advocates, led by photographer Nan Goldin, held a covert die-in at the Guggenheim, then marching to the Met to publicly protest on its steps.
Protesters marched outside the governor’s office near Grand Central Station, carrying a mock overdose prevention center to urge approval of the five pilot prevention centers promised during Cuomo’s election campaign.
The artist is donating proceeds from the sale, a collaboration between Magnum Photos and the Aperture Foundation, to her activist group PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now).
Last week’s episode of HBO’s The Deuce included the artist as an unnamed and unimpressed critic of an exhibition, which actually featured her own photos.
“Maybe they can patent a funeral parlor next.”
Real Worlds invites viewers to consider photography not just as documentation of myriad moments but as a means to more deeply understand lives and interpersonal relationships in Western cities.
On Saturday, members of the group PAIN Sackler and other organizations gathered at the Temple of Dendur to decry the Metropolitan Museum’s association with the Sackler family’s painkiller fortune.
The cultural philanthropist says she stands in solidarity with those calling on another branch of the Sackler family to answer for its role in the opioid epidemic.
A pair of exhibitions at Pioneer Works showcases Kathleen White’s commemorative artworks incorporating the hair of deceased friends and Nan Goldin’s photographs of White, who died in 2014.
The famed photographer recently joined the image-centric social network, posting a mix of her well-known photos and new images.
A multimedia exhibit at Museum of the City of New York looks back at the domesticity of the AIDS crisis.