Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Taryn Simon:
Paperwork and the
Will of Capital
 

Taryn Simon:
Paperwork and the
Will of Capital
 

Taryn Simon (b. 1975, USA) uses photography and text to circle the systems humans devise to exhibit power and control. The exhibition presents her latest series, in which she examines floral centerpieces from major international conferences. Treating the flowers as silent witnesses of historical moments, she re-photographs them as protagonists, and through them narrates the tale of international power relations, manipulations and broken promises.
 


The exhibition was made possible through the generous support of
Sidney Simchowitz and the
Simchowitz family; and the support
of the Sagol family
 

OPENING DATE:

Friday 23 September 2016

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 28 January 2017

LOCATION:

Rebecca and Joseph Meyerhoff Pavilion, Main Building

CURATOR:

Ruth Direktor

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  • Contract to rehabilitate the Lebanese postal system, Beirut, Lebanon, July 22, 1998, from Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame, 215.9 x 186.1 x 7 cm, Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery, New York
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of Australia Relating to the Settlement of Refugees in Cambodi Ministry of Interior, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 26, 2014, Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015, Archival inkjet print and text on archival herbarium paper in mahogany frame, 215.9 x 186.1 x 7 cm, Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery, New York