Rineke Dijkstra / Nan Goldin / Sheila Hicks
Three single-artist galleries in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art
Rineke Dijkstra (Dutch, b. 1959) is known for her intimate photographs that capture subjects in moments of change and transition. Subtle, yet revealing poses and a sense of vulnerability are hallmarks of her portraiture. This presentation brings together seven full-length portraits from the Park series, for which Dijkstra photographed children in major urban parks around the globe in dialogue with the captivating video portrait Marianna (The Fairy Doll) from 2014.
Nan Goldin (American, b. 1953) documents and celebrates the lives of many different people through intimate and direct portraits. Drawing on the permanent collection, this room-sized exhibition spans a range of years and places, including the 1970s in Boston, where Goldin emerged as an artist, and her years in 1980s New York City, where she immersed herself in urban subcultures. Out of her lived experience, Goldin captures stories of love, friendship, and the lost moments of her social circles.
Throughout her six-decade career, Sheila Hicks (American, b. 1934) has explored the possibilities of textiles as an art form. In this focused exhibition, the artist’s use of scale is illuminated through two large works, Kneeling Stones (about 1990) and Bamian (1968). Color is central to Hicks’s work, and she uses it as a language as she builds, weaves, and wraps to create installations that are intimate and immense at the same time. Combining ideas drawn from Josef and Anni Albers’s theories on color and design with ancient South American weaving techniques, Hicks has become internationally known for dissolving boundaries between artistic practices.