Thursday, June 7, 2012

MoMA:Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII

Excerpt from Chapter XVII, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII5. (Name withheld), 16 Mar. 1993. Student. Undisclosed location, Ukraine. 18. (Name withheld), 25 Nov. 1993. Student. Undisclosed location, Ukraine. 19. (Name withheld), 17 Jan. 1994. Student. Undisclosed location, Ukraine.© 2012 Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII

May 2–September 3, 2012
The Robert and Joyce Menschel Photography Gallery, third floor

This exhibition is the U.S. premiere of Taryn Simon's (b. 1975, New York) photographic project A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII. The work was produced over a four-year period (2008–11), during which the artist travelled around the world researching and documenting bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the 18 “chapters” that make up the work, external forces of territory, power, circumstance, or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. The subjects Simon documents include victims of genocide in Bosnia, test rabbits infected with a lethal disease in Australia, the first woman to hijack an aircraft, and the living dead in India. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate. (from MoMA).
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An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar

The Innocents

Leading civil rights attorneys Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck of The Innocence Project commissioned photographer Taryn Simon to travel across the United States photographing and interviewing individuals who were convicted of heinous crimes of which they were innocent. Simon photographed these innocents at sites of particular significance to their illegitimate conviction: the scene of the crime, misidentification, arrest, or alibi. Simon’s portraits are accompanied by a commentary by Neufeld and Scheck.

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