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Contraband by Taryn Simon

Contraband By Taryn Simon

Her sometimes ethereal, sometimes foreboding compositions, shot with a large-format view camera over a four year period, vary as much as her subject matter, which ranges from radioactive capsules at a nuclear waste storage facility to a black bear in hibernation.
In examining that which is integral to America's foundation, mythology and daily functioning, Simon creates a collection of works that reflect and reveal a national identity. The publication features 70 colour plates and Salman Rushdie wrote the foreword to accompany the book. Ronald Dworkin contributed a commentary, while curators Elisabeth Sussman and Tina Kukielski of the Whitney Museum of American Art contributed an introduction. It was published by Steidl and exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2006. As of late 2007 it was on view at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany.. She discussed the project with photography historian Geoffrey Batchen for the 8th volume of Museo.

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