Located in Schermer Meeting Hall at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
Taryn Simon directs our attention to familiar systems of organization—bloodlines, criminal investigations, mourning, flower arrangements—making visible the contours of power and authority hidden within. Incorporating mediums ranging from photography and sculpture to text, sound, and performance, each of her projects is shaped by years of research and planning, including obtaining access from institutions as varied as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Central Zionist Archives, the CIA abstract art collection, and Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Simon’s work has been exhibited with Artangel in Islington, London (2018); and at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts (2018–2019); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2016–2017); Park Avenue Armory, New York (2016); the Albertinum, Dresden (2016); Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2016); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2016); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2015); 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). Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Centre Pompidou, Kunstmuseum Lucerne, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and was included in the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). Simon’s honors include the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography and a Photo London Master of Photography award.
Kate Fowle is director-at-large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York where she was the executive director from 2009-13. For the last six years she was the inaugural chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2013-2019), and previously the inaugural international curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2007-08). In 2002 she co-founded the Master’s Program in Curatorial Practice for California College of the Arts in San Francisco, for which she was the chair until 2007. Before moving to the United States, Fowle was co-director of Smith + Fowle in London from 1996-2002. From 1994-96 she was curator at the Towner Art Gallery and Museum in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Fowle’s recent curatorial projects include solo exhibitions with David Adjaye, Rasheed Araeen, John Baldessari, Sammy Baloji, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Urs Fischer, Rashid Johnson, Irina Korina, Robert Longo, Anri Sala, Taryn Simon, Juergen Teller, and Rirkrit Tirivanija, as well as extended essays on Ilya Kabakov, Sterling Ruby, Qiu Zhijie, and Althea Thauberger. She has also written on curating and exhibition histories for numerous publications and magazines, including Open Editions/de Appel, Parkett, Modern Painters, Mousse, Art in America, Manifesta Journal, the Exhibitionist, and Frieze. Fowle has published books on the history of Russian Contemporary Art, including “Exhibit Russia: The New International Decade 1986-1996” and “Access Moscow: The Art Life of a City Revealed 1990–2000,” as well as the books “Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo” and “Rashid Johnson: Within Our Gates” (2016).