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Taryn Simon, Rear Views
Jeu de Paume, Parigi

29 aprile 2015

Il Jeu de Paume rende omaggio all’opera di Taryn Simon con una mostra che presenta otto suoi lavori differenti, realizzati tra il 2000 e oggi. L’artista americana declina in varie forme (fotografia, testi, video) il problema dell’ambiguità delle immagini e riflette sul tema dell’invisibilità fotografica, indagando sugli spazi attorno a noi nascosti da barriere invalicabili. Come in An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, dove documenta una serie di siti preclusi alla popolazione civile, tra istituzioni governative, scientifiche e militari. O come in The Innocents, una serie di ritratti a individui condannati ingiustamente, fotografati in luoghi chiave. Impenetrabilità, assenza, inganno: gli scatti di Simon mettono l’osservatore di fronte alla fragilità della documentazione, illuminando ciò che è nascosto e ribadendone l’inaccessibilità.

Taryn Simon, Rear Views, A Star-forming Nebula, and the Office of Foreign Propaganda
Jeu de Paume
A cura di Ami Barak
24 febbraio > 17 maggio 2015
Parigi

Taryn Simon, The Innocents, 2002. Courtesy: Taryn Simon. Charles Irvin Fain. Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho. Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping.

Taryn Simon, The Innocents, 2002. Courtesy: Taryn Simon.
Charles Irvin Fain. Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho. Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping.

Taryn Simon, The Innocents, 2002. Courtesy: Taryn Simon. Larry Mayes. Scene of arrest, The Royal Inn, Gary, Indiana Police found Mayes hiding beneath a mattress in this room. Served 18.5 years of an 80-year sentence for Rape, Robbery and Unlawful Deviate Conduct.

Taryn Simon, The Innocents, 2002. Courtesy: Taryn Simon.
Larry Mayes. Scene of arrest, The Royal Inn, Gary, Indiana Police found Mayes hiding beneath a mattress in this room. Served 18.5 years of an 80-year sentence for Rape, Robbery and Unlawful Deviate Conduct.

Taryn Simon, The Innocents, 2002. Courtesy: Taryn Simon. Troy Webb. Scene of the crime, The Pines, Virginia Beach, Virginia Served 7 years of a 47-year sentence for Rape, Kidnapping and Robbery.

Taryn Simon, The Innocents, 2002. Courtesy: Taryn Simon.
Troy Webb. Scene of the crime, The Pines, Virginia Beach, Virginia Served 7 years of a 47-year sentence for Rape, Kidnapping and Robbery.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon. NGC 281, The Pacman Nebula. Kitt Peak National Observatory Tohono O’odham Reservation, Arizona.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon.
NGC 281, The Pacman Nebula. Kitt Peak National Observatory Tohono O’odham Reservation, Arizona.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon. Hymenoplasty Cosmetic Surgery, P.A. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon.
Hymenoplasty Cosmetic Surgery, P.A. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon. Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility, Cherenkov Radiation. Hanford Site, U.S. Department of Energy Southeastern Washington State.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon.
Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility, Cherenkov Radiation. Hanford Site, U.S. Department of Energy Southeastern Washington State.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon. White Tiger (Kenny), Selective Inbreeding Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon.
White Tiger (Kenny), Selective Inbreeding Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon. Cryopreservation Unit, Cryonics Institute, Clinton Township, Michigan.

Taryn Simon, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2007. Courtesy: Taryn Simon.
Cryopreservation Unit, Cryonics Institute, Clinton Township, Michigan.

Taryn Simon, Contraband, 2010. Oxalis tuberosa, Peru (7CFR) (prohibited) Detail, Oca (Prohibited). Courtesy: Taryn Simon.

Taryn Simon, Contraband, 2010. Oxalis tuberosa, Peru (7CFR) (prohibited) Detail, Oca (Prohibited). Courtesy: Taryn Simon.

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Fabio Severo

Giornalista, vive a Roma perché non va più di moda, cura progetti fotografici per l’associazione ZONA, scrive per StudioLinkiestaL’Ultimo Uomo e altro. Ha un blog di fotografia contemporanea, Hippolyte Bayard, e una malcelata ossessione per il tennis.


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