Photos of Laurel Nakadate’s photos by G.
If you live in New York, you probably saw Laurel Nakadate’s exhibit “365 Days: A Catalog of Tears” earlier this year at PS1. If you missed it, you can see a smaller scale version at Leslie Tokonow (located at 535 West 22nd Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues in NYC). Laurel Nakadate created a series of photographs documenting a performance, in which she photographed herself before, during and after weeping each day from January 1 through December 31, 2010. Three hundred sixty-five color photographs measuring 8-1/2 x 11 inches each are installed in the main gallery. The photos are not just about sadness and tears, they are also photos of Laurel’s random encounters with strangers. I loved the exhibit when I saw it at PS1 and I was fortunate enough to meet Laurel to tell her in person at the opening night gala reception of this exhibit.
Special thanks to the Happy Famous Artists for the tip.
“365 Days: A Catalog of Tears” by Laurel Nakadate is on display until June 25, 2011.