Paris, 25 July 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Up until 28 July 2012, the Almine Rech Gallery is displaying the exhibition “A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters” about American artist Taryn Simon.
The exhibition is divided into eighteen chapters; each one dealing with one experience lived by the artist during his numerous trips. Indeed, Taryn spent four years examining potential topics such as laboratory rabbits infected with lethal diseases in Australia or the first woman to have hijacked a plane.
According to Roxana Marcoci, curator at MoMA for the Department of Photography, the artist’s work “locates photography’s capacity to at once probe complex narratives in contemporary societies.”
Taryn Simon was born in 1975 in New York where she works and lives. Her work has featured in solo exhibitions at the Tate Modern in London, at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, at the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, and at the MoMA PS1 in New York.
The exhibition “A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters” was displayed at the Tate Modern in London from 25 May 2011 to 2 January 2012, and at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin from 21 September 2011 to 1 January 2012.