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Saturday
14
APR

TimesTalks Festival: Nan Goldin & Dr. Kolodny on Opioid Crisis

15:00
16:15
TheTimesCenter
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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, an organization that aims to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by overprescribing of opioids.

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. Don’t miss the food, retail and visual activations at TheTimesCenter created in conjunction with the TimesTalks 20th Anniversary Festival, including a Smorgasburg pop-up, a Strand Book Store pop-up and more.