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Taryn Simon, The Central Intelligence Agency, Displayed Art CIA Original Headquarters Building, Langley, Virginia, 2006–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

In Conversation

Taryn Simon
Shannon Simon

Taryn Simon will speak with Shannon Simon as part of the 2019 National Geographic Storytellers Summit. This multiday event in Washington, DC, celebrates written and visual storytellers whose craft changes people’s understanding of the world. Watch the Storytelling Symposium (January 16, 2019, 1–5pm) and Photography Seminar (January 17, 2019, 9am–5pm) live on YouTube.

Taryn Simon, The Central Intelligence Agency, Displayed Art CIA Original Headquarters Building, Langley, Virginia, 2006–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon, Professional Mourners, 2018 © Taryn Simon

Auction

Artists for Artangel

Live auction: June 28, 2018
Banqueting House, London

Online auction: June 7–28, 2018
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Exhibition: June 8–27, 2018
Cork Street Galleries, London

Artists for Artangel is a special auction to benefit Artangel’s ambitious projects in contemporary art. For over thirty years, Artangel has worked with artists to produce extraordinary artworks of public import in unexpected places. Commissions by gallery artists include Rachel Whiteread’s House (1993), a negative concrete cast of a condemned terrace house in Bow, London; Douglas Gordon’s Feature Film (1998); and most recently, Taryn Simon’s highly acclaimed performance on the culture of mourning, An Occupation of Loss (2016 and 2018), presented in an astonishing underground location in Islington, London. For information on works in the auction or how to bid, go to www.artangel.org.uk.

Taryn Simon, Professional Mourners, 2018 © Taryn Simon

Aníbal González (top), Marisol Montiel andAna Luisa Montiel (bottom), An Occupation of Loss, Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2016. Photos © Taryn Simon 

Performance

Taryn Simon
An Occupation of Loss

April 17–28, 2018
Entrance on Essex Road at the corner
of Islington Green, London
www.artangel.org.uk

Following the critically acclaimed debut of An Occupation of Loss in New York in 2016, Taryn Simon will present a new iteration of her first major performance work in London next month. An Occupation of Loss, co-commissioned by Artangel and New York’s Park Avenue Armory, will be presented in a cavernous undiscovered space beneath Islington Green, opening April 17, 2018. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.artangel.org.uk.

Aníbal González (top), Marisol Montiel and
Ana Luisa Montiel (bottom), An Occupation of Loss

Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2016. Photos 
© Taryn Simon 

© Taryn Simon

In Conversation

Taryn Simon
Frances Morris

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30pm
Anatomy Theatre, King’s College, London
www.artangel.org.uk

Taryn Simon will discuss the ideas and research that inform her performance work, An Occupation of Loss, with Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern. Following the conversation the artist will sign copies of her new book, published by Hatje Cantz, to coincide with the London installation. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.artangel.org.uk

© Taryn Simon

© Taryn Simon

Talk and Book Signing

Taryn Simon
Tobias Ostrander

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7–8:15pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
www.pamm.org

Taryn Simon will discuss her multidisciplinary practice with Pérez Art Museum Miami Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. After the talk, there will be a book signing with the artist. The event is free with museum admission. RSVP at www.pamm.org.

© Taryn Simon

© Taryn Simon

In Conversation

Taryn Simon
Ami Barak

Friday, September 8, 2017, 12pm
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
www.macm.org

As part of 2017 MOMENTA: Biennale de l’image, Taryn Simon, a participant in the biennale, will speak with the Ami Barak, the guest curator. The event is free with admission to the biennale and no reservations are required.

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Announcements

Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz, Border, 9/30/16, 12:19pm (Eastern Standard Time), Image Atlas, 2012, website view

Award and Talk

Taryn Simon

May 18–21, 2017
Photo London, Somerset House
www.photolondon.org

Photo London has selected Taryn Simon as its Master of Photography 2017. Simon will present Image Atlas, a live online digital archive that she developed in collaboration with programmer Aaron Swartz. Simon will be in conversation with James Lingwood, codirector of Artangel, at Photo London’s Talks Program on Thursday, May 18, 1:00–2:20pm, Somerset House. 

Concurrently, Gagosian Britannia Street will present selected works by Simon. Works from An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar in the Tate’s permanent collection remain on view at Tate Modern through December 1, 2017.

Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz, Border, 9/30/16, 12:19pm (Eastern Standard Time), Image Atlas, 2012, website view

Photo: David Pinzer

Award

Taryn Simon

Free Arts NYC honors Taryn Simon at the eighteenth annual art auction on April 26, 2017. Simon will be working with Free Arts youth on a project related to her body of work, The Picture Collection. Free Arts NYC is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth through art and mentoring programs that develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed.

Photo: David Pinzer

Gagosian App for iPad

New Release

Gagosian App for iPad
Issue 4

Gagosian announces the release of issue 4 of the Gagosian App for iPad on July 13, 2013. Artists featured in this issue include Georg Baselitz, Piero Manzoni, Robert Rauschenberg, Nancy Rubins, Thomas Ruff, Taryn Simon, and Cy Twombly.

In issue 4 we feature an illustrated “pop-up” biography of Georg Baselitz, show Piero Manzoni’s Azimuth magazines digitized with full English translations for the first time, offer an endless “art board” of works from the exhibition The Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg, including historical and biographical information on more than seventy-six artists. We also show a comprehensive overview of Nancy Rubins’s monumental public sculptures made from industrial objects, and give you a look at Thomas Ruff’s stereoscopic ma.r.s. photographs in 3-D. We invite you to interact with multimedia highlights from Taryn Simon’s four major bodies of work, curated by the artist, and explore Cy Twombly’s final paintings with a photographic and audio tribute to the artist by Sally Mann.

Museum Exhibitions

Taryn Simon, Agreement to form a Palestinian national unity government. Mecca, Saudi Arabia, February 8, 2007, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

On View

Taryn Simon in
Durch die Blume–Florale Metamorphosen

Through July 21, 2019
Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany
www.kunstverein-heilbronn.de

In celebration of the Federal Horticultural Show, which in 2019 takes place in Heilbronn, Kunstverein Heilbronn is hosting Durch die Blume–Florale Metamorphosen, which examines Yves Bélorgey’s depictions of everyday architecture from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s and pairs it with the themes of gardens and parks. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Agreement to form a Palestinian national unity government. Mecca, Saudi Arabia, February 8, 2007, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon, Cryopreservation Unit, Cryonics Institute, Clinton Township, Michigan, 2004–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

On View

Taryn Simon in
The Future Starts Here

Through August 4, 2019
ArkDes, Stockholm
arkdes.se

The Future Starts Here brings together groundbreaking technologies and designs currently in development in studios and laboratories around the world. Visitors are guided by a series of ethical and speculative questions to connect the subject matter to the choices that we all face in our everyday lives. This show originated at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Cryopreservation Unit, Cryonics Institute, Clinton Township, Michigan, 2004–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon, New York Times, Friday, November 11, 2016, 2017 © Taryn Simon

On View

Taryn Simon in
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

Through September 8, 2019
Jewish Museum, New York
thejewishmuseum.org

This multidisciplinary exhibition combining visual art, virtual reality, installations, performances, music, and writing offers the public a collection of new work commissioned from and created by local and international artists who have been inspired by Leonard Cohen’s style and recurring themes. This exhibition originated at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, New York Times, Friday, November 11, 2016, 2017 © Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon, Oxalis tuberosa, Peru (7CFR) (prohibited), 2010, from the series Contraband, 2010 © Taryn Simon

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Civilization
The Way We Live Now

March 9–May 19, 2019
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
ucca.org.cn

Civilization: The Way We Live Now features more than two hundred works from one hundred international photographers. The show addresses and illuminates major aspects of our increasingly global civilization and stresses the fact that contemporary society is an extremely complex collective enterprise. Work by Mike Kelley, Vera Lutter, and Taryn Simon is included. This show originated at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul.

Taryn Simon, Oxalis tuberosa, Peru (7CFR) (prohibited), 2010, from the series Contraband, 2010 © Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz, Border, 9/30/16, 12:19pm (Eastern Standard Time), Image Atlas, 2012, website view © Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz

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Taryn Simon in
For Ever More Images? Designing a Cybermachine for the Twenty-First Century

April 9–22, 2019
Onassis Stegi, Athens
www.onassis.org

In 1977, the Voyager I and II spacecraft began their respective interstellar journeys; onboard, each carried an audiovisual archive of a sort: a golden record containing a message to possible extragalactic recipients, a time capsule in which was encoded mankind’s existence and achievements on planet Earth. What would the images placed inside a similar time capsule mean today? Could they perhaps communicate our alarm about our planet’s uncertain future? Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz, Border, 9/30/16, 12:19pm (Eastern Standard Time), Image Atlas, 2012, website view © Taryn Simon and Aaron Swartz

Top: photo courtesy the artist, Mass MoCA, and Matti Koivula. Bottom: photo courtesy the artist and Mass MoCA

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Taryn Simon
Assembled Audience | A Cold Hole

May 26, 2018–March 24, 2019
Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
massmoca.org

In this ambitious exhibition featuring two new installations, Taryn Simon activates the ancient practices of applause and the cold-water plunge, examining individuals’ campaigns for public adoration, the status of physical community spaces in the digital age, and our persistent desire for a quick fix. Rooted in the artist’s longtime interest in the systems that support power structures, the works on view scrutinize the ways in which power penetrates the body through ritual.

Top: photo courtesy the artist, Mass MoCA, and Matti Koivula. Bottom: photo courtesy the artist and Mass MoCA

© Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
Scripted Reality: The Life and Art of Television

November 15, 2018–March 24, 2019
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
www.fundacionjumex.org

This exhibition is a thematic survey of artists looking at television as a medium, both for their work, and as a significant and formative aspect of the contemporary period. The works in the show span the period from 1952 to the present, and address the formation of identity in relationship to television as a broadcast medium. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

© Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon, White Tiger (Kenny), Selective Inbreeding, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2006–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

September 18, 2018–March 3, 2019
Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville
www.harn.ufl.edu

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene chronicles an era of rapid, radical, and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by more than forty-five international artists. Our age, a new geological epoch defined by human impact, has controversially been termed the Anthropocene. Despite the challenges of disaster and denial, artists in the exhibition respond with resistance, imagination, and new ways of seeing and thinking about the world to come. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, White Tiger (Kenny), Selective Inbreeding, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 2006–07, from the series An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XXXVI: June 16, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

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Civilization
The Way We Live Now

October 18, 2018–February 17, 2019
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
www.mmca.go.kr

Civilization: The Way We Live Now features more than two hundred works from one hundred international photographers. The show addresses and illuminates major aspects of our increasingly global civilization and stresses the fact that contemporary society is an extremely complex collective enterprise. Work by Mike Kelley, Vera Lutter, and Taryn Simon is included.

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XXXVI: June 16, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

Taryn Simon, Research Marijuana Crop Grow Room, National Center for Natural Products Research, Oxford, Mississippi, 2007 © Taryn Simon

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Tubology
Our Lives in Tubes

April 21–December 30, 2018
FRAC Grand Large—Hauts-de-France, Dunkirk, France
www.fracnpdc.fr

Tubology: Our Lives in Tubes offers a totally new reading of the FRAC Grand Large collection from the 1960s up to the present day, and speculates about the prerequisites for rendering art and design relevant to a society mutating at high speed. Work by Marc Newson and Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Research Marijuana Crop Grow Room, National Center for Natural Products Research, Oxford, Mississippi, 2007 © Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon, Finding Pursuant to Section 662 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, Concerning Operations in Foreign Countries Other than Those Intended Solely for the Purpose of Intelligence Collection, White House, Washington, D.C., United States, 1981, Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
Zeitspuren: The Power of Now

September 9–November 18, 2018
Kunsthaus Pasquart Biel, Switzerland
www.pasquart.ch

Zeitspuren: The Power of Now demonstrates how the passage of time can be expressed visually by artistic processes and how the duration of an action or the aura of memory can be represented. The exhibition uses video, film, painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture, as well as ephemeral and site-specific works to show how perspectives are being developed that make time perceivable as a relative and subjective dimension. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Finding Pursuant to Section 662 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, Concerning Operations in Foreign Countries Other than Those Intended Solely for the Purpose of Intelligence Collection, White House, Washington, D.C., United States, 1981, Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon, Cryopreservation Unit, Cryonics Institute, Clinton Township, Michigan, 2004–07 © Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
The Future Starts Here

May 12–November 4, 2018
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
www.vam.ac.uk

The Future Starts Here brings together groundbreaking technologies and designs currently in development in studios and laboratories around the world. Visitors are guided by a series of ethical and speculative questions to connect the subject matter to the choices that we all face in our everyday lives. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Cryopreservation Unit, Cryonics Institute, Clinton Township, Michigan, 2004–07 © Taryn Simon

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