Photographer Nan Goldin and Dr. Andrew Kolodny on the Opioid Epidemic

Sat, April 14 2018

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Join the fight against America’s devastating opioid crisis with celebrated photographer Nan Goldin, whose addiction to Oxycontin inspired a series of honest self-portraits and the formation of advocacy group P.A.I.N., which is pushing pharmaceutical manufacturers to fund treatment for those suffering from addiction. Goldin, whose intensely personal and transgressive work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and museums all over Europe, will be in conversation with Dr. Andrew Kolodny, senior scientist at Brandeis University and executive director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, and Katie Benner of The New York Times.

The duo will discuss their personal experiences around the crisis, as well as the urgent political and social changes required to change the opioid epidemic, which has resulted in over 200,000 American deaths since 1999.

This event is part of the 20th Anniversary TimesTalks Festival weekend, from April 13-15, 2018.