Taryn Simon

  • , Finance package for the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. Baku, Azerbaijan, February 3, 2004, 2005
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed)
    85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 Inches (framed)
    Edition 3 of 3 + 2 AP
  • , Thirty-year natural gas contract between Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation. Shanghai, China, May 21, 2014, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Agreement between Switzerland and the United States of America for Cooperation to Facilitate the Implementation of FATCA. Bern, Switzerland, February 14, 2013, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Framework agreement for economic cooperation. Quito, Ecuador, January 12, 2012, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Cairo Communiqué on International Cooperation for the Protection and Repatriation of Cultural Heritage, Cairo, Egypt, April 8, 2010, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Comprehensive claims settlement agreement between Libya and the United States. Tripoli, Libya, August 14, 2008
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Agreement Establishing the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation. Al-Bayan Palace, Kuwait City, Kuwait, May 30, 2006, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Finance package for the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. Baku, Azerbaijan, February 3, 2004, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement. Caracas, Venezuela, October 30, 2000, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Diamond trade agreement between De Beers and Almazy Rossii-Sakha. President Hotel, Moscow, Russia, October 21, 1997, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Marrakesh, Morocco, April 15, 1994, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , 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, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Gdansk Agreement. Gdansk Shipyards, Gdansk, Poland, August 31, 1980, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , Classified “ Spare Parts ” deal. Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C., United States, May 16, 1975, 2015
    Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame
    215,9 x 186,1 x 7 cm (framed) 85 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (framed)
  • , United States, 2014
    53 black & white images, Diptych: archival inkjet prints in 2 boxed mats and aluminium frames
    101,3 x 393,1 cm (framed)
  • , Undisclosed Latin American Country, 2014
    3 black & white images, archival inkjet prints in boxed mat and aluminium frame
    50,2 x 62,2 cm (framed)
  • , North Korea, 2014
    1 black & white image, archival inkjet prints in boxed mat and aluminium frame
    41 x 27,6 cm (framed)
  • , Monaco, 2014
    5 black & white images, archival inkjet prints in boxed mat and aluminium frame
    41 x 91,1 cm (framed)
  • , Italy, 2014
    64 black & white images, Diptych: archival inkjet prints in 2 boxed mat and aluminium frames
    101,3 x 482 cm (framed)
  • , France, 2014
    12 black & white images, archival inkjet prints in boxed mat and aluminium frame
    90,5 x 163,2 cm (framed)
  • , Ionian Sea, 2014
    2 black & white images, archival inkjet prints in boxed mat and aluminium frame
    41 x 42,2 cm (framed)
  • , Azerbaijan, 2014
    4 black & white images
    50,2 x 93,3 cm (framed)
  • , Afghanistan, 2014
    4 black & white images, archival inkjet prints in boxed mat and aluminium frame
  • , Folder: Wealth, 2013
    Archival inkjet print
    119,4 x 157,5 cm (framed)
  • , WILLIAM GREGORY Wick’s Parlor, Louisville, Kentucky With fiancée Vicki Kidwell, whom he dated prior to conviction Gregory was pool champion in prison Served 7 years of a 70-year sentence for Rape and Burglary, 2002
    Chromogenic print
    121,9 x 157,5
  • , Black Square VII, Videophone, the first consumer-ready videocalling unit, 1964, 2012
    Archival inkjet print
    80 x 80 cm
  • , Black Square XII, Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, 2012
    Archival inkjet print
    80 x 80 cm (framed)
  • , Black Square IV, The Blaster, South Africa, 2011
    Archival inkjet print
    80 x 80 cm
  • , Excerpt from Chapter XVII
    A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII
  • , Excerpt from Chapter XVII
    A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII
  • , Excerpt from Chapter VI
    A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII
  • , Excerpt from Chapter VI
    A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII
  • , CHAPTER I (The living dead, India), 2011
    Archival inkjet prints comprised of 3 components
    213,36 x 301,63 cm (framed)
  • , Excerpt from Chapter I
    A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII
  • , Tim Durham Skeet shooting, Tulsa, Oklahoma 11 alibi witnesses placed Durham at a skeet-shooting competition at the time of the crime Served 3.5 years of a 3,220 year sentence for Rape and Robbery, 2002
    Chromogenic print
    121.9 x 152.4 cm
  • , Troy Webb Scene of the crime, The Pines, Virginia Beach, Virginia Served 7 years of a 47-year sentence for Kidnapping, Rape and Robbery, 2002
    Chromogenic print
    121.9 x 152.4 cm
  • , Cryopreservation Unit Cryonics Institute Clinton Township, Michigan, 2007
    Chromogenic print, framed
    95 x 113 cm
  • , Research Marijuana Crop Grow Room, National Center for Natural Products Research, Oxford, Mississippi, 2007
    Chromogenic print, framed
    95 x 113 cm
  • , Fireworks by Grucci, Northern Test Side Corporate Headquarters Brookhaven, New York, 2007
    Chromogenic print, framed
    95 x 113 cm
  • , Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility, Cherenkov Radiation Hanford Site, U.S. Department of Energy Southeastern Washington State, 2007
    Chromogenic print, framed
    95 x 113 cm
  • , (Prohibited), 2010
    2 archival inkjet prints in 1 Plexiglass box
    23.5 x 39.4 x 6.4 cm
  • , Cigarettes & Tobacco (Abandoned / Illegal / Prohibited), 2010
    25 archival inkjet prints in 5 Plexiglass boxes
    23.5 x 94.6 x 6.4cm
  • , Oca (Prohibited), 2010
    1 archival inkjet prints in 1 Plexiglass box
    23.5 x 20.96 x 6.35 cm
  • , Cigarettes & Tobacco (Abandoned / Illegal / Prohibited), 2010
    25 archival inkjet prints in 5 Plexiglass boxes
    23.5 x 94.6 x 6.4 cm
  • , Handbag, Louis Vuitton (disguised) (counterfeit), HANDBAGS, LOUIS VUITTON (COUNTERFEIT) , 2010
    detailed view
  • , Bird corpse, labeled as home décor, Indonesia to Miami, Florida (prohibited) - ANIMAL CORPSES (PROHIBITED), 2010
    detailed view
  • , Folder: Accidents, 2013
    Archival inkjet print
    119,4 x 157,5 cm (framed)
  • , Folder: Chiaroscuro, 2013
    Archival inkjet print
    119,4 x 157,5 cm (framed)
  • , Folder: Costume - Veil, 2013
    Archival inkjet print
    119,4 x 157,5 cm (framed)
  • , Folder: Explosions, 2013
    Archival inkjet print
    119,4 x 157,5 cm (framed)
  • , Folder: Snow - Avalanches, 2013
    Archival inkjet print
    119,4 x 157,5 cm (framed)
  • , Folder: Tug of War, 2013
    Archival inkjet print
    119,4 x 157,5 cm (framed)
  • , Chapter XVII (Orphans, Ukraine), 2011
    Archival inkjet prints comprised of 5 components
    213,36 x 614,36 cm (framed)

Taryn Simon directs our attention to familiar systems of organization bloodlines, criminal investigations, mourning, flower arrangements making visible the contours of power and authority hidden within. Incorporating mediums ranging from photography and sculpture to text, sound, and performance, each of her projects is shaped by years of research and planning, including obtaining access from institutions as varied as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Central Zionist Archives, the CIA's abstract art collection, and Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

Simon’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunstmuseum Lucerne; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited with the Aichi Triennale (2019), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts (2018–2019); Artangel in Islington, London (2018); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2016–2017); Park Avenue Armory, New York (2016); Albertinum, Dresden (2016); Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2016); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2016); the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2015); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007). Simon’s honors include the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography and a Photo London Master of Photography award.


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  • The Coalition for the Homeless - Online Viewing Room


    May 26 - June 7, 2020

     

    Almine Rech is pleased to announce a special initiative in collaboration with artists to support the individuals and families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A curated online exhibition will open May 26, featuring new works by New Jersey- and New York-based artists:

    Justin Adian, Joe Andoe, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Todd Bienvenu, Joe Bradley, Peter Halley, Marcus Jahmal, Kurt Kauper, Leelee Kimmel, Jeff Koons, Erik Lindman, John McAllister, Sam McKinniss, Arlene Shechet, Taryn Simon, Vaughn Spann, Genesis Tramaine, Chloe Wise.

    There are currently more people homeless in New York than at any time since the Great Depression. Tonight alone, 63,000 people - including nearly 22,000 children - will sleep in NYC shelters. As the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless individuals and families, the Coalition for the Homeless provides lifesaving support to thousands of homeless and at-risk individuals every single day. Over the past 40 years, the Coalition has developed and implemented humane, cost-effective strategies to end mass homelessness once and for all, and in those four decades has given more than one million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets.

    50% of each sale will be donated to the Coalition.


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