Nan Goldin, Amanda at the sauna, Hotel Savoy, Berlin, 1983 / © Nan Goldin
Nan Goldin / This Will Not End Well
Steidl / Moderna Museet

This is the first book to present a comprehensive overview of Nan Goldin’s work as a filmmaker. Accompanying the retrospective show and tour of the same name, organized by Moderna Museet, Stockholm, the book draws from the nearly dozen slideshows and films Goldin has made from thousands of photographs, film sequences, audio tapes and music tracks. The stories told range from the trauma of her family history to the portrayal of her bohemian friends to a journey into the darkness of addiction.

By focusing exclusively on slideshows and video installations, This Will Not End Well aims to fully embrace Goldin’s vision of how her work should be experienced. The book retains the presentation of the slide shows by showing all images in the same format on a black background and sequenced as they are in the sources. The 20 texts, the majority of which are newly commissioned by Goldin, complement and deepen the intention of her work.

Edited by Teresa Hahr, Fredrik Liew. Text by Vince Aletti, Thomas Beard, Guido Costa, Marvin Heiferman, Roni Horn, Patrick Radden Keefe, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Fredrik Liew, Gabor Maté, Eileen Myles, Cookie Mueller, Alfred Pacquement, Darryl Pinckney, Rene Ricard, Lucy Sante, Sarah Schulman, Anne Swärd, Hala Wardé, David Wojnarowicz. Interview by Andrea Lissoni. Drawings by Hala Wardé.

After the exhibition at Moderna Museet This Will Not End Well will embark on an international tour. Under the auspices of Moderna Museet, it will be presented at museums including Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (August 2023 – January 2024), Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (October 2024 – March 2025), and Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan (March 2025 – July 2025).