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Taryn Simon Biography
Taryn Simon is one of the most popular and richest American artist who was born on February 4, 1975 in New York, United States. Taryn Simon (born April 4 1975) is an American artist working in multidisciplinary fields. She is a photographer, text sculpture, performance, and performance.
Black Square (2006-) is a ongoing project where Simon is collecting objects, documents and even individuals in an unlit black field with exactly the same dimensions as Kazimir Malevich’s suprematist work of 1915 that bears the same name.
was produced over a four-year period (2008–2011), during which Simon traveled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the eighteen ‘chapters’ that make up the work, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance, or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. The subjects documented by Simon include feuding families in Brazil, victims of genocide in Bosnia, the body double of Saddam Hussein’s son Uday, 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.
Contraband is “an archive of global desires and perceived threats, encompassing 1,075 images of items that were detained or seized from airline passengers and postal mail entering the United States” from abroad, “taken at both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York.” From November 16 through 20, 2009, Simon “remained at JFK and continuously photographed items detained or seized from passengers and express mail entering the United States from abroad.”
The book includes 70 colour plates as well as a foreword written from Salman Rushdie. Ronald Dworkin wrote a commentary and curators Elisabeth Sussman and Tina Kukielski of the Whitney Museum of American Art composed an introduction. The book came out by Steidl and was exhibited by the Whitney Museum of American Art in the year 2006. In 2007, it was displayed in the Museum fur Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. She talked about the project with photographer and historian Geoffrey Batchen for the 8th volume of Museo.
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The Picture Collection (2013) was inspired by the New York Public Library’s picture archive, which contains “1.29 million prints, postcards, posters, and images”, and is “the largest circulating picture library in the world”, “[o]rganized by a complex cataloguing system of more than 12,000 subject headings”. Simon sees this archive as a precursor to Internet search engines. In The Picture Collection, she “highlights the impulse to archive and organize visual information, and points to the invisible hands behind seemingly neutral systems of image gathering”. It was developed in response to the online database Image Atlas (2012), created by Simon with computer programmer Aaron Swartz.
Taryn Simon Net Worth
Taryn Simon is one of the richest American Artist from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Taryn Simon's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)
Simon is a native of New York City and attended Brown University, where she began studying environmental studies prior to finishing with an honors degree in art semiotics. While at Brown she was began taking photographic classes offered by the nearby Rhode Island School of Design. She earned her BA in 1997.
Simon was assigned the task of to photograph men who were wrongly found guilty of a crime by New York Times Magazine in 2000. The assignment inspired her to study the role of photography within law enforcement and the justice system. She was accepted for an Guggenheim Fellowship which allowed her to travel throughout in the United States photographing and interviewing people who were wrongly sentenced. The film Innocents depicts people that were executed or given life sentences mostly because of a mistaken identity who were acquitted and released when DNA evidence showed their innocence. Simon captured the subjects at locations relevant to their convictions for example, the scene that led to the incident, misidentification of the suspect, an alibi, or arrest. The photographs were published as a book , and was shown in museums and galleries like MoMA PS1, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Gagosian Gallery and many more.
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Simon’s website says of A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, I–XVIII:
considers the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems we use to manage contingencies of fate and the uncertain universe. . . The abstract space that grief generates is often marked by an absence of language. . . Results are unpredictable; the void opened up by loss can be filled by religion, nihilism, militancy, benevolence—or anything.
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Taryn Simon maps, excavates, and records the gestures that became entombed beneath – and within – the [Fondation Louis Vuitton’s] surfaces during its five-year construction. Designed by Frank Gehry, [the Fondation] was built to house the art collection of Bernard Arnault, one of the world’s wealthiest individuals and owner of the largest luxury conglomerate in the world [LMVH]. Simon collects this buried history and examines the latent social, political, and economic forces pushing against power and privilege. . . . Items include copper and aluminum cables sold to scrap dealers; cement used by a father to build the walls of his daughter’s bedroom; and an oak sapling that a worker took to Poland, planted, and named after his boss. The custody and movement of these objects transform their value, as they pass from employer to worker and, ultimately, to artist.
The waste is stored in a steel container reinforced with concrete, at a radon nuclear waste disposal plant outside of Moscow. It will remain at the radon facility, Simon explained, “until its radioactive properties have diminished to levels deemed safe for human exposure and exhibition—approximately one thousand years after its creation.”
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Simon’s website says of A Polite Fiction (2014):
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The photographs and sculptures of Paperwork and the Will of Capital (2015) take as their subject matter the signings of political accords, contracts, treaties, and decrees in which powerful men flank floral centerpieces curated to convey the importance of the signatories and the institutions they represent. The signings that inform Paperwork and the Will of Capital involve the countries present at the 1944 United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, which addressed the globalization of economies after World War II. This led to the establishment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.