Special Dinner: The Year Ahead in Art and Culture
Proudly sponsored by Hennessy Paradis Imperial. Seating is limited.
Pre-registration is required.
One of the foremost conceptual artists working today, Taryn Simon is an expert in revealing the invisible, which is to say her complex, multi-layered work limns the space between the seeming authority of an image and the language employed to describe it. “That space,” she says, “where we interpret, where there’s judgement, there’s translation, there’s manipulation, there’s the instability of fact.” Simon’s art, which spans text, photography, sound, sculpture and performance, is at once mysterious and austerely taxonomic in its approach. And in our age of tectonic geopolitical shifts, “alternative facts,” and conflicting narratives, it’s also on-the-nose relevant. Please join us for an in-depth discussion with Taryn Simon on the creative process that drives her work, why you’ll never see her in her own art, and what lead her to once spend four sleepless days and nights at a US Customs site at JFK International Airport.