Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:30pm
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Taryn Simon will discuss the way she directs our attention to familiar systems of organization—bloodlines, criminal investigations, mourning, flower arrangements—and makes visible the hidden contours of power and authority with curator Kate Fowle. To attend the event, register at www.andersonranch.org.
Taryn Simon, A Cold Hole, 2018, installation view, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, May 26, 2018–March 24, 2019. Artwork © Taryn Simon
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 6–7pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Taryn Simon will be in conversation with Gagosian director Louise Neri at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. The evening will include reflections on key bodies of work including An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, Contraband, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII, A Polite Fiction, Paperwork and the Will of Capital, and her recent performance works An Occupation of Loss and A Cold Hole. The pair will be introduced by Dr. Simon Maidment, senior curator of contemporary art at NGV. The free event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact email@example.com.
Taryn Simon, Bird corpse, labeled as home décor, Indonesia to Miami, Florida (prohibited) from Animal Corpses (Prohibited), Animal Parts (Prohibited), Animal Skeletons (Prohibited), Animal Specimens (Prohibited), Snails (Prohibited), Butterflies (Prohibited) from the series Contraband, 2010 © Taryn 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
Artists for Artangel
Live auction: June 28, 2018
Banqueting House, London
Online auction: June 7–28, 2018
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
An Occupation of Loss
April 17–28, 2018
Entrance on Essex Road at the corner
of Islington Green, London
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
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30pm
Anatomy Theatre, King’s College, London
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
Award and Talk
May 18–21, 2017
Photo London, Somerset House
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
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
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.
Closing this Week
Taryn Simon in
Durch die Blume–Florale Metamorphosen
Through July 21, 2019
Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany
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 in
The Future Starts Here
Through August 4, 2019
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
What is an edition, anyway?
Through September 7, 2019
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
What is an edition, anyway? explores the traditions, conditions, and inventive expressions of the contemporary artist’s multiple. Photography, performance, illustration, technology, and installation further explore the notion of the edition as an idea reproduced in limited quantities. Work by Richard Prince and Taryn Simon is included.
Taryn Simon in
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
Through September 8, 2019
Jewish Museum, New York
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 in
August 1–October 14, 2019
Various locations in Japan
The fourth iteration of the Aichi Triennale features an international contemporary art exhibition alongside film, performing arts, and music programs, bringing together more than eighty individual artists and artist groups across a range of expressive domains to showcase their cutting-edge works. Work by Taryn Simon is included.
Taryn Simon, Exploding Warhead, Test Area C-80C, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 2007 (detail) © Taryn Simon
The Way We Live Now
March 9–May 19, 2019
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
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 in
For Ever More Images? Designing a Cybermachine for the Twenty-First Century
April 9–22, 2019
Onassis Stegi, Athens
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
Assembled Audience | A Cold Hole
May 26, 2018–March 24, 2019
Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
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 in
Scripted Reality: The Life and Art of Television
November 15, 2018–March 24, 2019
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
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 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
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
The Way We Live Now
October 18, 2018–February 17, 2019
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
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
Our Lives in Tubes
April 21–December 30, 2018
FRAC Grand Large—Hauts-de-France, Dunkirk, France
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