LAUREL NAKADATE: ONLY THE LONELY

MoMA PS1 presents the first large-scale museum exhibition of works by Laurel Nakadate, an artist known for her videos, photographs, and feature-length films. Laurel Nakadate: Only the Lonely debuts a new series of photographs and also features works made over the last ten years in all three media.

Art Exhibition previously on at MoMA PS1 in United States.
From Sunday 23 January 2011 to Monday 08 August 2011
Launch Sunday 23 January 2011, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

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It brings together bodies of work that address voyeurism, loneliness, the manipulative power of the camera, and the urge to connect with others. The exhibition will be on view in the Second Floor Main Gallery and Project Rooms from January 23 through August 8, 2011.

Included are Nakadate’s early video works, in which the artist invited herself into the homes of anonymous men to dance, pose, or even play dead in their kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms. The videos are both unsettling and touching—Nakadate enters the homes of strangers with nothing more than a camera, while her bachelorsubjects treasure the attention. In Good Morning, Sunshine (2009), Nakadate enters the bedrooms of young women, wakes them, and instructs each to strip down to their underwear for the camera. Nakadate’s two feature films, Stay the Same Never Change (2009) and The Wolf Knife (2010), mine similar terrain—the power and vulnerability of the adolescent female body. The exhibition premieres Nakadate’s latest photographic series, 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears (2010) documenting a year-long performance that began on January 1, 2010, for which the artist photographed herself before, during, or after weeping each day.

Laurel Nakadate (American, b. 1975) lives and works in New York City. She received her MFA from Yale University in 2001. She has been exhibiting her work since 2002 and was featured in Greater New York 2005 at MoMA PS1. Nakadate has participated in numerous film festivals, including the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, 2009 New Directors/New Films at MoMA, and the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Laurel Nakadate: Only the Lonely is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large at The Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation. Generous support is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.