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An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar

Dec 17, 2016 — Dec 1, 2017 | Tate Modern, London

Taryn Simon mixes photography and text in a series works that chart family bloodlines. At the heart of each group of photographic portraits, carefully arranged as 18 horizontal family trees, is a compelling story.

One set documents the relatives of an Iraqi man who was a body double for Saddam Hussein's son; another show members of a religious sect in Lebanon who believe in reincarnation; while the exhibition title comes from a work about a living Indian man who was declared dead in official records.

From feuding families in Brazil to victims of genocide in Bosnia, Simon forms a collection that maps the relationships between chance, blood and other components of fate.


  • Taryn Simon – 'We're All Ghosts of Another Time' | TateShots
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