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May 31, 2011 | By

Taryn Simon opens a new exhibit at the Tate Modern

You probably remember Taryn Simon's previous work, Contraband, which included 1,075 photos of items seized from passengers entering the United States. And now, Simon has opened a new show at the Tate Modern.

For four years, Simon chronicled 18 generational histories using images and text. "From feuding families in Brazil to victims of genocide in Bosnia, and human exhibitions in the United States to the living dead in India, Simon forms a collection that maps the relationships among chance, blood and other components of fate. Simon’s presentation explores the struggle to determine patterns embedded in the narratives she documents."

A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, is currently on display at the Tate Modern until November 6 2011. MACK has also produced a book to accompany the work.

Image via: The Guardian

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