|A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters
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Latest body of work by the American artist Taryn Simon accompanies a must-see exhibition coming next to MoMA spring 2012. Simon's exhaustive research process and conceptual rigor is quite extraordinary.
Over a four-year period, Simon traveled around the world recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each chapter, the external forces of territory, power, circumstance or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood and other components of fate.