Taryn Simon

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In a Moving Orchestra of Grief, Mourning Is a Professional—and Political—Act   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Taryn Simon at Park Avenue Armory September 13th, 2016 - September 25th, 2016
Posted 9/19/16
“Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering” Roland Barthes wrote in his following the death of his mother with whom he lived until her passing. The performance of suffering, and the unique, personal rhythms it can take, is at the center of An Occupation of Loss, Taryn Simon’s monumental installation and performance now in its two-week tenure at the Park Avenue Armory. Eleven concrete towers—thin, cylindrical, dystopian—trace a semicircle through the center of the Armory’s dimmed Wade... [more]
Turning the Tables on Global Self-Evidence   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Georges Adéagbo, Brook Andrew, Raqs Media Collective, Marjolijn Dijkman, Mark Dion, Meschac Gaba, Simryn Gill, Mona Hatoum, Romuald Hazoumè, Femke Herregraven, Tsang Kin-Wah, Rivane Neuenschwander, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Batoul S'himi, Taryn Simon, Andrea Stultiens, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ghana ThinkTank, Tintin Wulia, Chen Zhen at Museum De Lakenhal June 27th, 2015 - October 4th, 2015
Posted 7/20/15
Empty prisons, abandoned shipyards, derelict factories—in the past couple of decades these raw and unpolished places have become very popular as locations for art fairs, biennials, and temporary exhibitions. Often it’s simply because of their atmospheric quality. Or to stress the fact that the art on show really is connected to the outside world and not only functions within the artificial ecosystem of the museum. But it works best if the location’s identity and the exhibition’s content are in... [more]
Michael Bramwell, Karin Sander, Taryn Simon, Mierle Laderman Ukeles at Whitney Musuem of American Art May 30th, 2013 - June 22nd, 2013
Posted 10/28/13
            The New York Times Art in Review By  HOLLAND COTTER Published: June 20, 2013 As a young wife and mother in the 1960s, Mierle Laderman Ukeles was getting the message, as many women were, that she couldn’t be both a homemaker and a full-time artist. So she decided to call her everyday life art; wrote the essay “Manifesto for Maintenance Art, 1969!” to explain why; and never looked back. She gradually expanded her practice from the private to the public sphere. She got her... [more]
INSTITUTIONAL HASHTAG   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Taryn Simon at Berggruen Gallery January 16th, 2013 - March 30th, 2013
Posted 1/28/13
If the New York Public Library’s circulating picture library were constructed according to the popular tastes of the denizens of Instagram, then there would only be three folders: Food   —> (subcategory) macaroons Dogs / Cats Cleavage   —> (subcategory) “duck face” The NYPL’s library—a mere 1.2 million mainly photographic images culled from books, magazines, adverts, and grouped according to some 12,000 subject headings—seems quaint compared to the amount of visual information an... [more]
Exhibit A: "Crime Unseen"   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Richard Barnes, Corinne May Botz, Christopher Dawson, Deborah Luster, Christian Patterson, Taryn Simon, Angela Strassheim, Krista Wortendyke at Museum of Contemporary Photography October 28th, 2011 - January 15th, 2012
Posted 11/7/11
“Crime Unseen” offers a thoughtful multi-dimensional approach to the genre of crime photography. Artists Richard Barnes, Corinne May Botz, Christopher Dawson, Deborah Luster, Christian Patterson, Taryn Simon, Angela Strassheim, and Krista Wortendyke illuminate the place, space, and time of criminal activity as a way to revisit photography’s often complex role in documenting evidence. Barnes and Strassheim dominate the main floor’s central space with mostly large-format prints that contemplate... [more]
The Whole Sad Affair of Smuggling, Looking Pretty   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Taryn Simon at Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills September 22nd, 2010 - November 6th, 2010
Posted 10/10/10
        Taryn Simon’s catalogue of photographs “An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar” is a fascinating book. Large and expensive looking as it may be, the tome is a compendium of strange and unusual places around America that we wouldn’t normally have access to: the point where the trans-Atlantic cables connect (three cables, each maybe a few inches in diameter, connect America to Europe), a cryogenics chamber housing the founder of the movement (frozen along with his wife),... [more]
Livestrong in Art   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Rosson Crow, Jules de Balincourt, Dzine, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, KAWS, Geoff McFetridge, Barry McGee, Jin Meyerson, Yoshitomo Nara, Catherine Opie, JOSE PARLA, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Kenny Scharf, Taryn Simon, Eric White, Robert Wilson, Christopher Wool at Galerie Perrotin - Turenne July 16th, 2009 - August 8th, 2009
Posted 7/25/09
Lance Armstrong launches a global art exhibition and sale that provides a new way to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation and its LIVESTRONG™ Global Cancer Campaign. “Stages” brings together close to 30 of the world’s most creative and diverse artists to create original works of art inspired by Armstrong and his mission to raise awareness of the global cancer burden. This unique project brings together the world of art, philanthropy and sport, in a way never before seen, to... [more]
Taryn Simon   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Taryn Simon at Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills September 13th, 2008 - October 25th, 2008
Posted 10/19/08
    Tayrn Simon’s book, records obscure “elephant in the room” locations in the United States like nuclear silos, the inside of the national treasury, AIDS testing facilities, snake handler churches, and interrogation classrooms. Simon has extraordinary access and collectively, her projects walk a fine line between straight documentation and political activism. Simon manages to be interesting and socially engaged without being preachy or didactic, working in the archive tradition of artists... [more]
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