The MAC Montreal unveils Taryn Simon: Paperwork and the Will of Capital as part of the 2017 edition of MOMENTA Biennale de l’image. In signings of political accords, contracts, treaties and decrees, powerful figures flank floral centrepieces curated to convey the importance of the signatories and the institutions they represent. Simon recreates these objects, photographing them against colours keyed by the original decor of historic ceremonies.
Taryn Simon: Paperwork and the Will of Capital, until 19 November, MAC Montreal.
1. Taryn Simon, Memorandum of Understanding between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of Australia Relating to the Settlement of Refugees in Cambodia. Ministry of Interior, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 26, 2014, 2015 © Taryn Simon.