New York

Laurel Nakadate, Stay the Same Never Change (Mary in the Water), 2008, color photograph, 25 3/4 x 35".

Laurel Nakadate, Stay the Same Never Change (Mary in the Water), 2008, color photograph, 25 3/4 x 35".

New York

Laurel Nakadate

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
January 23–August 8, 2011

Curated by Klaus Biesenbach

Dangerously smart, dangerously bold (and frequently just plain dangerous), Laurel Nakadate has built an indelible body of work around her provocative investigations of psychosexual identity and female power. This PS1 survey, Nakadate’s first large-scale museum show, will feature over twenty projects from the past decade of her still-young career, showcasing a formal range that has recently expanded from photography and short-form video to include feature-length film—her 2008 Stay the Same Never Change was a critical hit at Sundance, and her new project The Wolf Knife was nominated for a 2010 Gotham Independent Film Award. The show is well timed, drawing a portrait of an artist whose conceptual focus continues to grow in nuance and depth as she harnesses a penchant for risk taking and unsettling candor within ever more complex narrative forms.