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NY Art Book Fair 2019
Taryn Simon

September 20–22, 2019, project room 4
MoMA PS1, New York
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Gagosian is participating in the NY Art Book Fair with a special project space conceived by Taryn Simon, to celebrate the release of recordings on vinyl from Simon’s landmark performance work, An Occupation of Loss, co-commissioned by Artangel and Park Avenue Armory.

In the piece, professional mourners simultaneously broadcast their lamentations, many of which trace their origins to pre-Islamic and pre-Christian times, enacting rituals of grief. The new double album, released by the Vinyl Factory, includes both live recordings made during the 2018 London performance and studio recordings of each lament performed by the professional mourners who collaborated on the London event. 

At NYABF, visitors will be able to hear the album at listening stations, and to read an accompanying book that presents the laments with their English translations, Simon’s portraits of the performers, and documentation of the performers’ visa application process.

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Taryn Simon, An Occupation of Loss, 2019 © The Vinyl Factory

Taryn Simon, An Occupation of Loss, 2019 © The Vinyl Factory

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