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Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Tour

American Pastoral

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of the group exhibition American Pastoral. The show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ranging from Albert Bierstadt’s depiction of the sublime in Sunset over the River (1877) to Edward Hopper’s tranquil seaside scene, Gloucester Harbor (1926). Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will focus on a select grouping of exhibited works that seek to challenge the idealized vision of the American Dream that has long been a rich topic of inquiry for artists in the United States. To attend the free event, RSVP to londontours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

The Extreme Present

Exhibition

The Extreme Present

Opening reception: Tuesday, December 3, 5–8pm
December 4–8, 2019
Moore Building, Miami

Gagosian is pleased to announce The Extreme Present, the fifth in a series of annual exhibitions at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch. The Extreme Present will explore artists’ reactions to the conditions of our accelerating and increasingly complex world. The title is inspired by The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, a book by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, published in 2015. Their provocative thesis addresses the rapidly evolving digital era, half a century after Marshall McLuhan’s groundbreaking study on technology’s influence on culture, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, in which he coined the phrase “the medium is the message.” Works in this exhibition explore concepts of media, communication, togetherness, and isolation.

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The Extreme Present

Taryn Simon, A Cold Hole, 2018, installation view, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, May 26, 2018–March 24, 2019. Artwork © Taryn Simon

In Conversation

Taryn Simon
Kate Fowle

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:30pm
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
www.andersonranch.org

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

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

In Conversation

Taryn Simon
Louise Neri

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 6–7pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
www.ngv.vic.gov.au

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 programs@ngv.vic.gov.au.

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, 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.

© Taryn Simon

Honor

Hirshhorn Gala
Honors Women Artists

Each year at their annual gala, the Hirshhorn celebrates incredible artists from around the world who throughout their careers continue to challenge and inspire. This year Hirshhorn director Melissa Chiu is proud to honor thirty-one outstanding female artists—from pioneers of performance and video art to emerging painters and sculptors—whose collective contributions to the field have transformed the way we look at art and set the stage for generations of creative talents yet to come. Artists to be honored include Rachel Feinstein, Katharina Grosse, Taryn Simon, and Tatiana Trouvé. The gala will take place on November 6 at Lincoln Center in New York. 

Film stills from Taryn Simon, The Innocents, 2002

Panel Discussion

Peter Neufeld, Barry Scheck, and Taryn Simon

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 3pm
Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York 
www.guildhall.org

On the occasion of her exhibition The Innocents at Guild Hall, Taryn Simon will introduce a panel discussion with Innocence Project Co-Directors Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck and individuals who have been exonerated. This exhibition coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization that works to reform the criminal justice system. To attend the free event, RSVP at give.guildhall.org.

Film stills from Taryn Simon, The Innocents, 2002

Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

Visit

Nocturne Rive Droite

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6–11pm
4 rue de Ponthieu, Paris
www.art-rivedroite.com

Galleries located in the triangle d’or will be open to visitors after hours. A group exhibition including work by John Chamberlain, Walter De Maria, Edmund de Waal, Carsten Höller, Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino, Sterling Ruby, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, and Tatiana Trouvé will be on view at our Paris gallery.

Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

Cover by Rudolf Stingel

Magazine

Gagosian Quarterly
Spring 2017

The new Gagosian Quarterly offers unprecedented behind-the-art access, and insightful editorials by leading art world professionals. The Spring 2017 launch issue features a cover by Rudolf Stingel, along with articles on Pablo Picasso, Jeff Koons, Cy Twombly, and Taryn Simon. Highlights include conversations with Katy Siegel and Christopher Wool, Nicolas Berggruen, Katharina Grosse, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel and Bret Easton Ellis, among others. http://gagosianquarterly.com

Cover by Rudolf Stingel