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17.02.2011

 

GoSee Tip : Laurel Nakadate : Only the Lonely - a fresh perspective on being lonely and sad. Exhibition at MoMA PS1

‘Only the Lonely’ may sound sad and may even seem all the more heart-warming in the light of the fact that Nakadate's current work documents herself crying every day, before, during and after.

But the artist is far from being a heap of misery. Her works are full of life, of insanity and sex; they are irrational, amusing and free. And for the first time, she is featured in a large-scale exhibition at the MoMA PS1.

This is Nakadate's first large-scale solo show and features work made over the last ten years in all three media, including her early video works, in which she was invited into the homes of anonymous men to dance, pose, or even play dead in their kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms.

Good Morning, Sunshine (2009), is a more recent work in which Nakadate enters the bedrooms of young women, wakes them, and instructs each to strip down to their underwear for the camera

Laurel Nakadate hails from Austin, Texas and lives in New York, she studies at the Boston and Tufts University in Yale. Her works have already been showcased in Sydney, Toronto, New York and the Canary islands. Her film screenings have also enjoyed international success.

The exhibition brings together bodies of work that touch on voyeurism, loneliness, the manipulative power of the camera, and the urge to connect with others, through, with and apart from technology and the media, an urge which we find hard to resist ourselves.

Laurel Nakadate: Only the Lonely
Until the 8th of August 2011

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City
NY 11101
USA

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely

Laurel Nakadate - Only the Lonely