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Aperture Magazine Live

Taryn Simon in Conversation with Kate Fowle

Tuesday, February 23

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY


This event is fully booked.

Join us to celebrate the release of Aperture magazine‘s “Odyssey” issue, and for a live conversation with artist Taryn Simon and curator Kate Fowle, of Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Simon will speak about her ongoing project Black Square, inspired by Kazimir Malevich’s 1915 painting, and about Paperwork and the Will of Capital, ​her exhibition currently on view at New York’s Gagosian Gallery.

Taryn Simon (b. 1975) is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in photography, text, sculpture and performance. Her practice involves extensive research, guided by an interest in systems of categorization and classification. Simon’s works have been the subject of monographic exhibitions at 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work is included in the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). She is a graduate of Brown University and a Guggenheim Fellow. Simon lives and works in New York.

Kate Fowle is chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and director-at-large of Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. Previously she was the inaugural international curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing and chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her recent exhibitions at Garage include Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells (2015–16), Rirkrit Tiravanija: Tomorrow Is the Question (2015), and The New International (2014), while recent writing includes catalogue texts on Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Harrell Fletcher, Ilya Kabakov, Robert Longo, and Qiu Zhijie. She has also written for numerous publications and magazines, including ParkettModern PaintersMousseArt in AmericaManifesta JournalThe Exhibitionist, and Frieze.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charina Endowment Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation.





Image: (Left) Black Square XVII, 2015, (Right) Bratislava Declaration. Bratislava, Slovakia, August 3, 1968, 2015; from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital

Taryn Simon in Conversation with Kate Fowle