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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

Through August 16, 2020
DePaul Art Museum, Chicago
resources.depaul.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. This exhibition originated at the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, in Gainesville. 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

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, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
Pine’s Eye

Through August 30, 2020
Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
www.trg.ed.ac.uk

Taking its name from that of Pinocchio (the word means “pine eye” in Italian), Pine’s Eye explores what it means to be human in times of ecological change. The exhibition offers alternative perspectives for how we understand ourselves in the face of environmental crisis. 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, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

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

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Civilisation, Photography, Now

Through October 18, 2020
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand
www.aucklandartgallery.com

Civilisation, Photography, Now features more than two hundred works from one hundred international photographers. The exhibition considers patterns of mass behavior and the complexities of life in twenty-first-century urban environments. This show originated at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, as Civilization: The Way We Live Now. Work by Mike Kelley, Vera Lutter, and Taryn Simon is included.

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

Taryn Simon, Chapter XIV, 2011, from the series A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII, 2008–2011 © Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
Measure Your Existence

Through January 25, 2021
Rubin Museum of Art, New York
rubinmuseum.org

Measure Your Existence questions and expands the Buddhist concept of impermanence through artworks by six contemporary artists who explore duration, survival, memory, fate, history, loss, disappearance, and reappearance. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Chapter XIV, 2011, from the series A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII, 2008–2011 © Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
Future Food. Food for Tomorrow’s World

Through February 21, 2021
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
www.dhmd.de

Investigating the political, ethical, and cultural significance of eating, this interdisciplinary exhibition features works of contemporary art that address one of the most urgent questions of our time: “How will we—and can we—feed ourselves in the future?” Work by Taryn Simon is included.

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

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Taryn Simon in
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

October 24, 2019–April 13, 2020
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen
www.nikolajkunsthal.dk

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

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

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Unseen
35 Years of Collecting Photographs

December 17, 2019–March 8, 2020
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

Commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection of photographs, this exhibition reveals the breadth and depth of the Getty’s acquisitions through an array of its hidden treasures, none of which have been exhibited at the museum before. Spanning the history of the medium from its early years to the present day, Unseen highlights visual associations between photographs from different times and places to encourage fresh discoveries and underscore a sense of continuity and change within the history of the medium. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Taryn Simon is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

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

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Civilization
The Way We Live Now

September 13, 2019–February 2, 2020
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
www.ngv.vic.gov.au

Civilization: The Way We Live Now features more than two hundred works from one hundred international photographers. The exhibition considers patterns of mass behavior and the complexities of life in twenty-first-century urban environments. This show originated at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. Work by Mike Kelley, Vera Lutter, and Taryn Simon is included. 

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

Installation view, Reflections: Matt Black × Gana Art, Gana Art Center and Gana Art Hannam, Seoul, November 1, 2019–January 5, 2020. Artwork © Sterling Ruby

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Reflections
Matt Black × Gana Art

November 1, 2019–January 5, 2020
Gana Art Center and Gana Art Hannam, Seoul
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In collaboration with filmmaker Matt Black, this exhibition is centered around his short film series titled Reflections, which features conversations with contemporary artists. Through his interviews, Black paints a picture of the rapidly changing contemporary art scene, revealing the stories behind the artworks. Following the film’s theme, Gana Art has curated this exhibition to feature works by these artists, which include Dan Colen, Rachel Feinstein, Jeff Koons, Harmony KorineSterling Ruby, Taryn Simon, and Blair Thurman, among others.

Installation view, Reflections: Matt Black × Gana Art, Gana Art Center and Gana Art Hannam, Seoul, November 1, 2019–January 5, 2020. Artwork © Sterling Ruby

Taryn Simon, Exploding Warhead, Test Area C-80C, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 2007 (detail) © Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
Aichi Triennale

August 1–October 14, 2019
Various locations in Japan
aichitriennale.jp

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

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

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Taryn Simon in
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

April 12–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

Installation view, What is an edition, anyway?, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, May 24–September 7, 2019. Photo: Henrik Kam

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What is an edition, anyway?

May 24–September 7, 2019
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco
www.mcevoyarts.org

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.

Installation view, What is an edition, anyway?, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, May 24–September 7, 2019. Photo: Henrik Kam

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

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Taryn Simon in
The Future Starts Here

March 21–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, 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

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Taryn Simon in
Durch die Blume–Florale Metamorphosen

April 6–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, 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, from the series, 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, from the series, 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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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 Arakawa and Taryn Simon is included.

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

Taryn Simon, Chapter XVIII, from the series A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII, 2008–11 © Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
Nothing Stable under Heaven

March 3–September 16, 2018
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
www.sfmoma.org

Nothing Stable under Heaven reflects on the contested past, the turbulent present, and the unpredictable future, examining how individual and collective voices can be heard in an uncertain world. This exhibition explores the ways that artists inform our understanding of urgent social, ecological, and civic issues—including security and surveillance, evolving modes of communication, and political resistance. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Chapter XVIII, from the series A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII, 2008–11 © Taryn Simon