Artists / Nina Katchadourian


Nina Katchadourian was one of the American artists included in ‘Romantic Detachment’.

With Brian Dewan and Doug Skinner she made the CD, ‘Patient Island’ (which can be found in the Lawson Park library), an album in tribute to Roosevelt Island’s history as a repository for the sick, the indignant and the criminal. In the early 19th century it was claimed that the rural setting provided an environment conducive to healing and rehabilitation. However the conditions between increasingly overcrowded and miserable, and the line between patient and inmate was a fine one.

Otherwise Nina is principally a photographer, working with themes of classification and collections and their eccentricities, best exemplified by her ongoing 'Sorted Books' project (1993–present). She also makes sculpture and video.

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