A World on Steroids
“The woman is the center. Everybody came out of a vagina. So, of course, the warrior nature of that space is going to be forever at the center of disagreement.”
American artist Taryn Simon is in a chock about living in a time and country where “a woman’s fundamental right is taken away”, the Supreme Court, after 50 years, abolishes the constitutional right to abortion. Read more …
“You just start to wonder if every woman in the United States stopped working today and refused to participate in any form of production, the place would crack. That could actually change everything.”
Taryn Simon (b. 1975) is an American artist who has worked in photography, text, sculpture, video, and performance. Simon’s works have been exhibited internationally at the 56th Venice Biennale, Italy, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA, Tate Modern, London, UK, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA, and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. For more about the artist, please visit http://tarynsimon.com/.
Taryn Simon was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner in June 2022 at Gagosian Gallery in New York.
Camera: Sean Hanley
Edited by: Signe Boe Pedersen
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2022
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