Don't You Want Somebody To Love You?, Laurel Nakadate, 2006

For all of you in New York don't miss out on your opportunity to check out Laurel Nakadate's first major solo exhibit at MoMA PS1. Here's an excerpt from the PS1 site.  

"Laurel Nakadate is known for her works in video, photography, and feature-length film. This is Nakadate's first large-scale museum exhibition and will feature works 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."

This really is a rare opportunity to see catch the first exhibit for a soon-to-be very influential photographer/video/performance artist. One of the most daring female artists Nakadate invites herself into the spaces of strangers to engage with them in an awkward, banal yet variably sympathetic way.  The work reinterprets the social boundaries and exities that still encroach on gender. Her body of work is a investigative study on voyeurism, loneliness and the use of photography/video as modes of social interaction.  

On exhibition is on from January 23, 2011 - August 8, 2011. The reception will take place Sunday, January 23rd between 12:00 and 6:00pm EST.  Should you miss out on your opportunity to meet the artist she will be doing a discussion of her work in conjunction with her solo at MoMA on January 31, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

Also check out her feature film Stay the Same, Never Change (2009)



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