Taryn Simon: Paperwork and the Will of Capital

Taryn Simon: Paperwork and the Will of Capital
Author: Aliza Watters
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Language: English
Pages: 198
Size: 34 x 26.2 x 2 cm
Weight: 1.8000 kg
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783775740920
Price: €78.00
Product Description

text(s) by Hanan al-Shaykh,, Daniel E. Atha, Kate Fowle, Nicholas Kulish, graphic design by Joseph Logan, Taryn Simon

In Paperwork and the Will of Capital, Taryn Simon (* 1975)—one of the most original and challenging conceptual artists of our time—brings together geopolitics, horticultural science, and the art of still life to investigate how the stagecraft of power is created, performed, marketed, and maintained. At signings of political accords, contracts, treaties, and decrees determining some of the gravest issues of our time, powerful men flank floral centerpieces curated to convey the importance of the signatories and represented institutions. Simon reconstituted and photographed the flower arrangements from archival images of key events; she then dried and pressed the flowers as herbarium specimens. This sumptuous book, part nature study, part metaphor, bears witness to an elaborate and intriguing process of artistic deconstruction and reconstruction.