Artist Taryn Simon will discuss her multidisciplinary practice with PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. Simon’s work, Convention on Cluster Munitions. Oslo, Norway, December 3, 2008, from the collection Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015, is one of a series of archival photographs of official signings, each including an elaborate floral arrangement that represents the occasion. Immediately following the conversation Simon will sign copies of Paperwork and the Will of Capital, which are available for purchase at this time. Convention on Cluster Munitions. Oslo, Norway, December 3, 2008 is on view as part of PAMM’s permanent collection exhibition, Within Genres.
Taryn Simon (b. 1975) is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, text, sculpture, and performance. Guided by an interest in systems of categorization and classification, her practice involves extensive research into the power and structure of secrecy and the precarious nature of survival. Simon's works have been the subject of exhibitions at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2016-17); The Albertinum, Dresden (2016); Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2016); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2016); 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).
Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Her work was included in the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). Simon's installation, An Occupation of Loss (2016), co-commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory and Artangel, premiered in New York in 2016. An Occupation of Loss, presented by Artangel, will premiere in London in 2018. Simon is a graduate of Brown University and a Guggenheim Fellow. She lives and works in New York.