Taryn Simon in “Le spectre du surréalisme” at The Atelier des Forges, Arles, France.
On view July 3 through September 24, 2017.
Drawing from the photographic collections at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, this exhibition returns to a few of the themes born of the interaction between Surrealism and photography. It shows the ways in which artists of the postwar years drew on the Surrealist sensibility, and illustrates how they adapted their relationship to reality to their ends, abolishing the rules of art, taking the absurd to extremes, and addressing contemporary political issues. Work by Taryn Simon is included.