TARYN SIMON: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I - XVIII
On view at Tate Modern, May 25 - November 6, 2011
London SE1 9TG
Website: Tate Modern | Taryn Simon
Tate Modern premieres an important new body of work by the American artist Taryn Simon, who chronicles generational histories through an elaborate assembly of image and text. In each, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. From feuding families in Brazil to victims of genocide in Bosnia, and human exhibitions in the United States to the living dead in India, Simon forms a collection that maps the relationships among chance, blood and other components of fate. Simon’s presentation explores the struggle to determine patterns embedded in the narratives she documents.